2017 Nut Growing Events
WINTER 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 welcome to attend. The only prerequisite is an interest in nut growing.
DATE: Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Please note Wednesday not Tuesday)
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.
SPRING AUCTION MEETING
FEATURING: Nut trees galore and more. Trees being auctioned include hazelnut, hardy Persian walnut, ultra northern pecan, hickory, heartnut, sweet chestnut, pine nut, ginkgo, and hybrids including hicans and buartnuts to name a few. As a change of pace, an assortment of unusual fruits and ornamentals may be auctioned. Tree seed also may be available for the grower wishing an added challenge. Each year is different.
The Spring Nut Growers' Auction is one of those rare events you won't want to miss! Members are encouraged to bring things to auction off. Please contact Ernie Grimo at Grimo Nut Nursery if you plan on bringing more than ten items.
DATE: Sunday, April 30, 2017
TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Members and visitors are always welcome. Cash or cheque only.
LOCATION: (Please note the change in 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.
SONG FALL MEETING
FEATURING: A tentative unconfirmed visit to the Niagara College Innovation Centre to see and hear about the marvelous innovations that they are working on to make nut farming more precise and easier.
DATE: Tentatively, Saturday September 16th, 2017
TIME: 1-4 pm
DIRECTIONS TO THE WELLAND CAMPUS: (more detailed information to follow.) 100 Niagara College Boulevard, Welland, Ontario L3C 7L3, Canada.
There is no charge for the meeting. Members are expected and visitors are always welcomed.