ONGA Tent at the Farm Science Review

September 19-21, 2017

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

ONGA Fall Meeting

Saturday - September 30, 2017 - 12 Noon

The Fall Meeting of the ONGA will be on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and will be held at the Nut and Horse Farm in Pataskala, Ohio at the Hietter family farm. The address is 6475 Refugee Rd SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062.
Joe Hietter will be giving a tour of his farm, consisting of Black Walnut, Heartnut, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Hickory, Pecan, and Hican nut trees. The trees have been planted each year since 2004 and range in size from small seedlings to mature trees over 30 feet tall.

6475 Refugee Rd SW
Pataskala, Ohio 43062

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

Black Walnut Buying Season
October 2017

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ONGA Spring Meeting & Scion Swap
with a Grafting Demo and Grafting Workshop

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 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

In the News:

The Cullman family farm is highlighted in a recent issue of Our Ohio magazine.

Cullman Family

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

ONGA Booth at the Ohio State Fair

July 26 - August 6, 2017

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 2017 State Fair to the Spring meeting at the Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio on April 30, 2017.

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
2017 Nut Contest Entry Form

2017 Ohio State Fair Results

Northern Nut Growers Association 108th Annual Meeting

August 13 - August 16, 2017

The 108th Annual Meeting of the Northern Nut Growers Association will be held at The University of Georgia in Nebraska City, Georgia, August 13 – August 16, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Tifton Campus Conference Center.
The UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center is the destination for national, regional, state and local conferences, continuing education, and trade shows that relate directly to the mission of agricultural tourism, education, history, and conferencing.

UGA Tifton 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, "2017 NNGA Meeting", to

Check back for more information in the coming months.

More information can be found at NNGA's website

Ohio Nut Growers Workshop

February 25, 2017

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Portage County SWCD 6970 state Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio

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