INGA 2024 Annual Nut Evaluation

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, Brenton Arboretum, 25141 260th St. Dallas Center, IA

Anyone can submit a sample for the nut evaluation, member or not, resident of the state of Iowa or not, it is not important; just send the sample. We are generally looking for specific trees or shrubs, that is to say, a particularly good tree or shrub that produces nice nuts; it might be a grafted cultivar or just a "wild" tree or shrub.

A proper sample for walnuts, hickories, pecans, butternuts, heartnuts, etc. is roughly 12 nuts; hazelnuts 20. Only 5 are actually scored for the walnuts, hickories, and others….. 10 nuts for hazelnuts but extras are good.

Click here for Nut Evaluation Press Release

Click here for Nut Evaluation Flyer

Samples can also be mailed to Jeff Jensen, 3404 20th Ave, Fenton, IA 50539

Please register at this link for lunch count, free pizza

See Nut Evaluation 101 on the main home page for details about the annual nut evaluation.

Upper Midwest Hazelnut Growers Conference 2024

March 22nd and 23rd 2024, Northfield, Minnesota

The Annual Upper Midwest Hazelnut Growers Conference is taking place in Minnesota this year and it is going to be a good one. The conference will take place at The Grand Event Center in Northfield, Minnesota starting at 4:30pm with happy hour before mini-presentations at 6:30pm. There is also a pre-event tour Friday afternoon at Rosemount and Carlton College, don't miss out on these great field trips.

Saturday, March 23rd is a full day of presentations and research updates ranging from flavor to insects to industry development, don't miss these great presentations. Registration is live at the website found at this link

Click here for Hazelnut Conference Agenda