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Welcome to NY Nut Growers!

Our Purpose

The New York Nut Growers Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes nut tree growing in New York state. Our mission is to educate people on the benefits of nut trees and to provide cultural information to assist in growing nut trees for crops and timber.

Current Events:

Of Note...

NYNGA Spring Meeting

April 22, 2017
at the Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua, NY

8:30 - 9:00 Greet, Meet, and Snack....coffee, juice, fruit, some carbs...

9:00 - 9:20 The Finger Lakes Community College and Horticulture Program....Berna Ticonchuk, Technical Specialist FLCC

9:20 - 9:50 Nut Trees Plantings for the City and Suburbs...Andrew Hillman Davey Corporation

9:50 - 10:30 Plants for Less than Zone 5”...The St. Lawrence Nursery Bill MacKentley, Past Owner/Manager

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:00 The NNGA Cultivar Registry

11:00 - 11:45 Activities in the FLCC Greenhouse, Berna Ticonchuk Greenhouse Manager

11:45 - 12:00 Update on Hazel and Chestnut Growing in NYS Jeff Zarnowski, Nutty Ridge Nursery

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Dining Hall)

1:00-1:30 NYNGA Business Meeting – John Wertis

1:30-2:30 Identifying and Preserving the Best Persian Walnut Genetics for NYS...Jeff Zarnowski, Carl Albers and Steve Lisbin - NYNGA Members and Growers


Directions to Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424.

You will turn south towards Canandaigua Lake from US-20 and NY-5, within the City of Canandaigua city limits, whether you are coming from the east or the west.
The turn is marked with a sign directing you to the FLCC.
The turn is onto Lake Shore Drive, then left onto Marvin Sands Drive. Park in Lot B, off Marvin Sands Drive, directly in front of the main entrance to the main building.
Look for a NYNGA registration table and get room directions inside the main entrance.


Registration and Lunch Selection for the New York Nut Growers Association Spring Meeting April 22, 2017, at Canandaigua, NY
The program is free and open to the public. We do provide lunch on site and there is a $12.00 charge for this meal.

Name (s) ____________________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________ Phone ________________________
Lunch Sub Sandwich Order (selection and number @ $12.00 each) Fruit, chips, assorted beverages provided: Ham ( ) Turkey ( ) Roast Beef ( ) Vegetarian ( )

Please send this registration form and payment (by check or money order made out to “NYNGA”) To: John Wertis, 8144 Searsburg Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886 by Saturday, April 15, 2017.

• Want to become a member of NYNGA?
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