Upper Midwest Hazelnut Growers Conference
These annual conferences are a great way to learn more about this emerging crop, as well as networking with other growers from throughout the Midwest. Friday, March 6th is a processing open house, where anyone with equipment to showcase can set up and demonstrate crackers, sizers and more. Hazelnuts 101 will also be taught for new or aspiring growers. We will cap things off with a show-and-tell session at a local brewery. Presentations on Saturday will update attendees on a variety of topics including insect and pest issues, variety options, new grower networks, harvesting and processing equipment, feeding hazelnuts to pigs, and more.