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US State & Canadian Organizations:

Arletta Bundy, Secretary
Illinois Nut Tree Association
23547 N. Baldridge Lane
Centralia, IL 62801
Facebook Page:
Dues: $8.00 per year
Jerry Lehman, President
Indiana Nutgrowers Association
7780 Persimmon Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802-4994
Tel. (812) 298-TREE (8733)
Web Site:
Dues: $7.00 per year
Doris Kentner, Membership Secretary
Iowa Nut Growers Association
116 N Dewey
Osceola, IA 50213 Tel. (641) 342-2601
Dues: $10.00 per year
Dr. William Reid, Secretary
Kansas Nut Growers Association
8960 SW 90th Street
Chetopa, KS 67336
Dues: $10.00 per year
Danny Ganno, President
Kentucky Nut Growers Association
3606 South Hampton Rd.
Philpot, KY 42366
Tel. (270) 860-8362
Dues: $5.00 per year
Fran Smith, Secretary
Maritime Nut Growers Association
Web Site:
Alan Van Antwerp, Treasurer
Michigan Nut Growers Association
23204 20 Mile Rd.
Tustin, MI 49688
Tel. (231) 829-3433
Dues: $8.00 per year
Mike Lucas, Secretary/Treasurer
Missouri Nut Growers Association
23104 E. 307th St.
Harrisonvillel, MO 64701
Tel. (816) 293-5819
Web Site:
Dues: $10.00 per year
John Knorr, President
Nebraska Nut Growers Association
206 W 2nd St., PO Box 439
Valparaiso NE 68065-0439
Tel. (402) 788-2717
Web Site:
Dues: $10.00 per year
John Wertis, President
New York Nut Growers Association
8144 Searsburg Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Tel. (607) 387-4331
Web Site:
Dues: $20.00 per year
Bill Sachs, Treasurer
Northern Nut Growers Association
PO Box 6216
Hamden CT 06517-0216
Dues: 1 year - $40.00
Bruce A. Bauman, Secretary/Treasurer
Ohio Nut Growers Association
9870 So. Palmer Road
New Carlisle, OH 45344-2924
Tel. (937) 878-2610
Web Site:
Dues: $5.00 per year
Bernice Grimo, Treasurer
Society of Ontario Nut Growers (SONG)
979 Lakeshore Rd. RR 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
Tel. (905) 935-9773
Web Site:
Dues: $17.00 per year or $45 for 3 years with a free copy of SONG's 128 page handbook, A Practical Guide for new members.
There is a onetime cost of $50 for extra mail cost for new American members.
John Sankey, Chair
Eastern Chapter of the Society of Ontario Nut Growers (ECSONG)
7 Wildacre Lane
Ottawa, Ontario K2K 1X7
Web Site:
Jere Groff, Treasurer
Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association
1612 New Danville Pike
Lancaster PA 17603-9362
Web Site:
Dues: $20.00 per year
Bernard Contre, President
CPNCQ (Club des producteurs de noix du Québec)
55 Chemin lafeuillée, St-Charles-Borromée,
Québec, CAN. J6E 7Y8
Tél.: 450 759-5458
Web Site:
Eve Elliott
Southern Nut Growers Association
1729 Unice Ave. N
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Tel. (Not available)
Dues: (Not available)
David Steele, Secretary/Treasurer
Southwest Missouri Nut Growers Association
15875 Hammer Road
Neosho, MO 64850
Tel. (Not available)
Dues: $5.00 per year
Ray Young, Secretary/Treasurer
Western Chestnut Growers Assn.
PO Box 841
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Tel./Fax (360) 887-3669
Web Site:
Dues: $20
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Mike Starshak, President
Wisconsin Hickory Association
PO Box 261
Brandon, WI 53919
Web Site:

Other Nut & Fruit Tree Growing Associations:

Lucille Griffin, Executive Director
American Chestnut Cooperators' Foundation
2667 Forest Service Rd. 708
Newport, VA 24128
Web site:
Dues: $20 per year
Bryan Burhans, President and CEO
The American Chestnut Foundation
50 North Merrimon Ave., Suite 115
Asheville, NC 28804
Tel. (828) 281-0047
Web Site:
Dues: $40.00 per year
Chestnut Growers, Inc.
A for-profit, chestnut marketing cooperative
Roger Blackwell
4555Windswept Drive
Milford, MI 48380
HM: 1.810.225.9343
CGI Cell: 1.810.923.2954
Dick Jensen, Membership Chairperson
International Oak Society
Department of Biology
Saint Marys College
Notre Dame, In 46556
Phone (219) 284-4674
Web site:
Dues - Domestic and Non-domestic:
Individual: 1 year - $15.00, 2 years - $25.00, 3 years - $35.00, life - $350.00
Family: 1 year - $20.00, 2 years - $30.00, 3 years - $40.00
NasterCard and VISA accepted
Midwest Nut Producers Council
Services: Non-profit for chestnut research and teaching
Pete Ivory
4843 Steward Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446
HM: 1.810.797.4299
Cell: 1.810.922.3065
North American Fruit Explorers
Contact Person: Jill Vorbeck,
1716 Apples Road
Chapin, IL 62628
Tel. 217-245-7589
Web site:
Dues: 1 year - $19.00, 2 years - $36.00, 3 yrs. - $52.00
Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association
Ron Powell, PhD, President
6549 Amelia Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Ann Leffel, President
Pennsylvania Society for The American Chestnut Foundation
PO Box 7
Brogue, PA 17309-0007
Tel. (717) 927-9557
Fax. (717) 927-8410
Dues: (not available)
Liz Jackson, Executive Director
Walnut Council
Wright Forestry Center
1011 N 725 W
West Lafayette, IN 47906-9431
Tel. (765) 583-3501
Fax. (317) 583-3512
Web site:
Dues: $40.00 national plus $10 for each state chapter

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