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106th Annual Meeting of Northern Nut Growers Association

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wisconsin

July 26, 2015 - July 29, 2015

Save the Date for NNGA's 106th Annual Meeting

by Diane Mayerfeld*

The 106th annual meeting of the Northern Nut Growers Association will be held in La Crosse, Wisconsin on July 26th - 29th.

The meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and will highlight nut-growing activities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The conference will include two days of technical presentations, exhibits, a tour, and several social events. Topics covered will include nut processing and marketing; hazelnut breeding and production; other nut species including black walnut, chestnut, and hickories; and polyculture systems.

Discounted registration rates will be available for NNGA members, students, and early registrations.

Registration will open by March 30th. Check the NNGA website at for the registration link after March 30th.

At this time we have the following information about CAP Tours. These tours are for the spouses and companions of meeting attendees who do not plan to attend technical presentations and would like to take part in alternative activities:

  1. Monday, July 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 -- a scenic tour aboard the La Crosse Queen on the Mississippi River. Prices, including tax, are as follows: adult $16.81; senior (over 62) $15.73; children 1 to 11 years old, $8.41; under 1 year old, free.

  2. Tuesday, July 28 approximately 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM -- instruction and pottery painting and assorted crafts at All Glazed Up, 205 Pearl St, La Crosse. Price varies depending upon the project selected. Items are kiln dried and mailed to participants.

  3. Tuesday, July 28 (or those not wanting to go on the Wednesday tour), Wednesday, July 29 1:30 to 2:00 -- Guided tour of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse. Visitors are welcome to walk through the gardens and paths. Price -- free

Additional CAP Tours may be added.

As planning for the meeting progresses, we will be adding information about lodging, meals, special events, traveling to La Crosse, field trips, registration, etc. To be notified when information about this meeting is added or updated, send email to with such subject "2015 NNGA Meeting."

If you have questions about the conference you can contact Jerome Henkin at

* Diane Mayerfeld is Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator at UW-Extension Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS)

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