Winter Meeting/Summer Tour

2016 Winter Meeting

January 21, 2016

The LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University

8:00 am – Registration & Trade Show opens


LeRoy Kropf | NGS President

Keynote Address

Jim Budzynski | MacroGain Partners

Hazelnut Biology

Nik Wiman | OSU Extension

Erosion Control in Hazelnut Orchards

Giulio Ferruzzi | NRCS

Hazelnut Acreage Status

Michael McDaniel | Pacific Ag Survey

OHC Service Awards & Grower of the Year

LeRoy Kropf & Dylan Bruck

Break | Trade Show

Food by Valley Catering

Patented Varieties & Nursery Licensing

Garry Rodakowski | OHC

Denis Sather | OSU OCCD

Breeding Program Update

Shawn Mehlenbacher | OSU

New Orchard Inter-plantings

Dave Smith | Moderator

John Brentano

Dan Keeley

Kevin Coleman

Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Review

Oregon Hazelnut Industry Staff

Passing of the Gavel

LeRoy Kropf & Dylan Bruck


Thank you 2016 NGS Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors

George Packing Company | Hazelnut Growers of Oregon | Northwest Hazelnut Company | Simplot

West Coast Nut Processing Supply Company | Wilbur-Ellis Co. | Wilco | Willamette Hazelnut Growers

Silver Level Sponsors

Birkemeier Farms & Nursery | Brim Tractor Co. | Crop Production Services | Denfeld Packing, Inc.

Firestone Farms | Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association | KCK Farms

Northwest Farm Credit Services | Pratum Co-Op | Recology Oregon Compost

Ron’s Nut Farm & Nursery

Bronze Level Sponsors

Ag West Supply | Bratney Companies | Clearwater Irrigation Supply Inc. | Ernst Irrigation

Grimm’s Fuel Company | Hilton Trenching Inc. | Marion Ag Services, Inc. | Microbial Matrix Systems Inc.

Nelson Irrigation | OVS | Pacific Rim Agency | Pape Group | Valley Tool & Mfg


Bush’s Fern View Nursery | Creekside Valley Farms | DFA of California | MacroGain Partners