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 an 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 in various ways. NGS sends four newsletters per year. They hold a summer tour of orchards with educational speakers, a BBQ and hazelnut equipment show. An annual winter meeting is held in Corvallis. In addition NGS offers educational programs during the Northwest Ag Show and works cooperatively with OSU Extension to provide smaller educational meetings on many grower topics. NGS 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 $40 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:|
|LeRoy Kropf, Harrisburg||President||(541) 995-8362|
|Dylan Bruck, Wilsonville||1st Vice-President||(503) 919-1659|
|Tom Rogers, Sherwood||2nd Vice-President||(503) 550-2640|
|Joan Firestone, Dayton||Immediate Past President||(503) 864-3515|
|Sean Denfeld, Hillsboro||Past President||(503) 329-1265|
|Nik Wiman, Aurora||OSU Extension||(503) 678-1264|