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Winter hazelnut meeting to discuss research, tariffs

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Nik Wiman/OSU Extension Service hazelnut orchard
Hazelnuts grow in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The nut is growing in popularity as a food ingredient.
The online meeting is set for Jan. 21.

The Nut Growers Society of Oregon’s virtual winter meeting Jan. 21 will feature discussions on Oregon State University hazelnut research, a hazelnut stewardship program, an update on tariff impacts and other topics.

The live stream will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be available to those who’ve renewed their NGS membership for 2021, according to an event flier. The meeting is being held online this year because of coronavirus-related restrictions on public gatherings.

Viewers will have a chance to ask the speakers questions in real time.

“We know it’s not the same, but we do have a means to interact the best we can,” the NGS told its members in a November newsletter. The organization said it hopes its annual summer tour will be held in person.

More details can be found in the organization’s winter newsletter, which was due out this month.

The Nut Growers Society (NGS) is a membership organization made up of growers and other people interested in the hazelnut industry, according to its website. The governing board is made up of five growers plus an ex-officio extension agent and industry staff.

This group is the information arm of the industry, providing feedback to growers from both the Hazelnut Marketing Board (HMB) and the Oregon Hazelnut Commission (OHC).

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