2017/2018 NUT GROWING EVENTS

SONG 2017 FALL MEETING

DATE: Saturday September 16th, 2017

LOCATIONS: Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake campus and the Grimo Nut Nursery

AGENDA:

10:15 am- We will meet in the teaching winery at Niagara College. From there we will be led to the area where the presentation will take place.

10:30 am- The presentation will be featured by Andrew Nickel, Electronics Research Assistant, who has a background as a vineyard co-owner, and has been working on weather sensors, data communications, and robotics prototyping. We will see and hear about the marvellous innovations that they are working on to make nut farming more precise and easier.

11:30 am- We will then tour the award winning teaching winery at Niagara College with sampling.

12:30 pm- We will proceed by personal cars to the Grimo Nut Nursery where a hamburger lunch will be provided. There will be a demonstration of the new prototype heartnut cracker developed by researchers at Niagara College for the Grimo Nut Nursery. Discussion and grower reports to follow and an equipment and Nursery tour.

3:00 pm- Meeting ends.

PARKING: Parking at the College is free on Saturday. Please use the lot opposite the Winery.

COST: There is a cost for the day. A payment of $15 per person can be made at the beginning of the meeting. Please rsvp by calling Ernie or Linda at 905-934-6887 to let us know numbers attending. If after committing, you find you can’t attend, please let us know. Space may be limited depending on the response.

DIRECTIONS

NIAGARA COLLEGE CAMPUS: From the QEW from north or south,

take exit 38, Glendale Ave west.Turn left on Taylor Rd and left again into Niagara College. O n the right will be the Teaching Winery. Please park in the left parking lot.

GRIMO NUT NURSERY:

From Niagara College turn right on Taylor Rd and continue through the 3rd  stoplight where it changes name to Niagara Stone Rd. Turn left on Stuart Rd and turn right where it

ends at Lakeshore Rd. Look for 979 Lakeshore after a long ‘S’ curve in the road.Members are expected. Visitors are always welcomed.

WINTER 2018 TECHNICAL MEETING

FEATURING: a day of presentations from professionals, farmers and hobbyists. Anyone wishing to speak at this day long nut growing adventure are welcomed to call Bruce Thurston at 519-740-6220. All members and visitors are welcomed to attend. The only prerequisite is an interest in nut growing. There will be a short business meeting, elections, and a motion to be voted on.

DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Please note the change of day from previous meetings held on Tuesdays.

TIME:9:30 a.m. Registration 10:00 a.m. meeting start

Lunch at 12:00 to 1:00 

3:30 p.m. meeting over.

LOCATION: The Simcoe Experiment Station Hall, on Blue Line Rd at Highway 3, Simcoe, Ontario. From Hwy 3 on the east side of Simcoe, drive north to the open gate turn left to the parking area and side entrance.
COST: Registration at the door, $20 includes lunch. Call Bruce Thurston at 519-740-6220 to let him know how many to plan for.

2018 SPRING AUCTION MEETING

DATE: Tentatively Sunday, May 6, 2018. Details to follow.

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