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ONGA Fall Meeting

Saturday - September 18, 2021

The Fall Meeting of the ONGA will be on Saturday, September 18, 2021 and will be held at the farm of John and Rosemary Drummond in Mount Sterling, Ohio. The address is 17106 Dennis Road, Mt. Sterling, OH. 43143.

Featured Spreaker: Bob Stehli will give a talk on growing chestnuts commercially and the effects of micro climates on tree growth and chestnut production.

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

ONGA Booth at the Farm Science Review

September 21-23, 2021

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 Spring Meeting & Scion Swap

Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 12 Noon


ONGA's annual Spring meeting is back! We will be having our usual auction, tree give-a-way, and scion wood 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).

Scion Wood

Kingwood Center
900 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, Ohio

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

The Ohio State Fair has been canceled for 2021

July 28 - August 8, 2021

State Fair Handouts

Jarod Schnellinger Presents Award to Ray Schnellinger

There will be tree nut entries from all over Ohio as well as educational material on nut tree growing, grafting, and cultivation featured at the State Fair. Stop by and have your nutty questions answered.

Volunteers get free parking, lunch and 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
2021 Nut Contest Entry Form
2019 Ohio State Fair Results State Fair Set Up Crew

Wintergreen Tree Farm Open House

Saturday - September 11, 2021 starting 9:30

Bob Stehli is hosting a Chestnut Open House on Saturday, September 11, 2021 and will be held at the Wintergreen Tree Farm in Mantua, Ohio. The address is 3898 Winchell Rd, Mantua, Ohio 44255.

At 9:30 Bob will be giving a tour with a focus on growing chestnuts commercially and the effects of micro climates. Also, Lynn Vogel of Portage County Soil & Water Conservation District will talk about the effects of soil conditions on chestnuts.

Click here for a map.

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

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