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SUNDAY, September 18, 2016 - 12 Noon
ONGA Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting of the ONGA will be on SUNDAY, September 18, 2016 and will be held at the Wintergreen Tree Farm in Mantua, Ohio at the Stehli family farm. The address is 3898 Winchell Rd, Mantua, OH 44255.
Bob Stehli will be giving a talk on growing Chestnuts in Ohio, including information about soil and climate requirements.

3898 Winchell Rd
Mantua, Ohio 44255

Click here for a map and more information on the Fall meeting.

September 20-22, 2016 - ONGA Tent at the Farm Science Review

FSR Tent

It's a three-day outdoor agricultural trade show featuring a little bit of something for everyone. There are commercial exhibits for everything from tractors to financial services. Educational displays offer new ideas and new answers to old problems. And there's always an expert or two or three around from Ohio State University, government agencies and private industry.
ONGA has a nut tree planting at the Farm Science Review and sets up a tent each year to educate and demostrate nut tree cultavation.

To volunteer, contact Ray Rusmisel at or 740-967-0461.
Volunteers get free parking and admission to the FSR.

Farm Science Review Website

In the News:

The Cullman family farm and Hietter family farm are each highlighted in recent issues of Our Ohio and Columbus Monthly magazines.

Cullman Family

Our Ohio Magazine
Going Nuts: Nuts-a-plenty in central Ohio

Green Black Walnut

Columbus Monthly Magazine
How Watershed Distillery Makes Its
Rare Black Walnut Liqueur

ONGA Spring Meeting, Scion Swap, and Grafting Demo
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12 Noon

Kingwood Peacock

ONGA's annual Spring meeting with auction, potluck, and scion swap. There will be tables with hundreds of various nut tree cultivar scions available, free for the taking. This is your chance to get an excellent nut tree cultivar to graft onto your seedling trees at home (A seedling tree is any tree that is not a clone of a known cultivar).

Kingwood Center
900 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, Ohio

Click here for a map and more information on the Spring meeting.

Scion Wood for Grafting

July 27 - August 7, 2016 - ONGA Booth at the Ohio State Fair

State Fair Picture

There will be tree nut entries from all over the State as well as educational material on nut tree growing, grafting, and cultivation featured at the State Fair. You can bring nuts for entry to the 2016 State Fair to the Spring meeting at the Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio on April 10, 2016.

Volunteers get free parking, a free lunch and free admission to the fair.

You can contact one of the following Show Chairpersons to enter the contest or to volunteer to work at the fair:

Joe Hietter -
Vicki Rusmisel -

Ohio State Fair Website
2016 Nut Contest Entry Form

2016 Ohio State Fair Results

July 31 - August 3, 2016 - Northern Nut Growers Association 107th Annual Meeting

The 107th Annual Meeting of the Northern Nut Growers Association will be held at the in Nebraska City, Nebraska, July 31 – August 3, 2016. The meeting will be held at Lied Lodge and Conference Center.
Lied Lodge is a hotel and conference center located on the 260-acre Arbor Day Farm approximately 50 miles south of Omaha. It is owned and operated by the Arbor Day Foundation which envisioned it as a place where groups and organizations dedicated to nature and the environment could meet.

Lied Lodge and Conference Center

They are in the planning stages of this meeting and will post information about speakers, the program, special events, lodging and more. If you would like to be notified when additional information about this meeting becomes available, send email to the webmaster with the subject, "2016 NNGA Meeting", to

Check back for more information in the coming months.

More information can be found at NNGA's website

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