The Nut Grower’s Society of Oregon,
Washington and British Columbia
The Nut Growers Society (NGS) is a membership organization made up of growers and other people interested in hazelnuts. The governing board is made up of five growers plus two ex-officio Extension Agents and industry staff. This group is the information arm of the industry, providing feedback to growers from both the HMB and the OHC.
This is achieved via four newsletters per year. The group holds a summer tour of orchards with educational speakers and a BBQ. An annual winter meeting is held during the North West Ag Show. The group also publishes an annual “Proceedings” of the year’s events that includes a roster of growers and industry vendors. Whether you are a seasoned multi-generational grower or a potential grower, the membership of $25 is of great value.
The Society activities provide opportunity for growers to gather and discuss what does and what does not work in the orchard. This interaction is paramount to the success of the industry.
|Current NGS Board Members:|
|Joan Firestone, Dayton||President||(503) 864-3515|
|LeRoy Kropf, Harrisburg||1st Vice-President||(541) 995-8362|
|Dylan Bruck, Wilsonville||2nd Vice-President||(503) 919-1659|
|Sean Denfeld, Hillsboro||Immediate Past President||(503) 329-1265|
|Tim Aman, Mt. Angel||Past President||(503) 209-9013|