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Iowa Nut Growers Association, contact Jeff Jensen, 515-320-6756

Hazelnut Academy Starts Jan. 20th

Enrollment Open for Iowa Nut Growers Associaton Course

FENTON, Iowa (Jan. 5nd 2023) - The Iowa Nut Growers Association is enrolling individuals for the Hazelnut Academy course that starts on Friday, January 20th. This six-session course will take attendees through the entire process of understanding the opportunities and challenges of growing hazelnuts in the Midwest.

Topics include hazelnut basics, planning a planting, establishing seedlings, where to get plants, care and mainteneance, harvest and processing, as welll as marketing, record keeping, and food safety. For full details and schedule visit the Iowa Nut Growers website at

Instructor Jeff Jensen with the Iowa Nut Growers Association and lead contact for the IA Hazelnut Project, will educate and entertain attendees over the course of six sessions, each about an hour long.

"This is a great course for anyone interested in hazelnuts specifically, or agroforestry in general, because many of the lessons are applicable to other nut crops as well," said Jeff Jensen with the Iowa Nut Growers Association.

The course is offered online through Zoom so registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend. All sessions will be in the evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Contact Jeff Jensen at or via phone at 515-320-6756. Register online at this link:

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Session 1 - Friday, Jan. 20th IA Hazelnut Project: the future of Iowa is nuts!
Session 2 - Friday, Jan 27th Hazelnut Primer: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Session 3 - Friday, Feb. 3rd Planning: the best laid plans of mice and men
Session 4 - Friday, Feb 10th Planting & Maintenance: caring for your investment
Session 5 - Friday, Feb 17th Harvesting & Processing: Basics
Session 6 - Friday, Feb. 24th Marketing, record keeping, food safety