The OHA is proud to be hosting the following on-farm tours
Friday April 21, 2017 (3:00 - 4:00 PM) . Dr. Toktam Taghavi, Simcoe Research Station, University of Guelph. Blueline Road, Simcoe, Ontario. Contact Dr. Taghavi for more information.
Friday, June 23, 2017 Drew Dalgleish, Wheatley
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Mark Brown & Sara Rowland, Rodney
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Michael Gladstone, Blenheim
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 Graham Dyer, Port Dover
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 Earl Hughson, Uxbridge
Details will follow. If you would like information on these tours, please don't hesitate to contact Andrew Nixon, Project Coordinator at the OHA
8th Annual Ontario Hazelnut Association Symposium March 28, 2017, Brantford, Ontario
The theme of this year’s event was “The Future of Hazelnuts in Ontario” and the program explored the path the OHA is taking, in partnership with Ferrero Canada and the University of Guelph, to significantly expand the industry over the coming decade
Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Hazelnut Association, March 28, 2017, Brantford, Ontario
Oregon Hazelnut Winter Meeting was held on January 18 in Corvallis Oregon Several OHA members flew to Portland Oregon on January 16 for a full day of hazelnut tours on January 17 and then attended the Oregon Hazelnut Winter Meeting on January 18 in Corvallis Oregon. Two days packed with tours and information in the hub of hazelnut growing in North American. Contact Linda at Lindagrimo@ontariohazelnuts.com for more information on the meeting. This will be reported on at the OHA Symposium in March.
Earthgen 2nd Annual Field Day (click to see flyer)
September 24, 2016, 85766 Canborough Road, Wainfleet, Ontari
September 1 - 16, 2016, University of Guelph Simcoe Research Station, Simcoe Ontario. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Come help out with the harvest of the University of Guelph Research Trials. Learn first hand the varieties which are suitable for Ontario, harvests and yields, and contribute to the research and development of hazelnuts in Ontario
August 22, 2016, University of Guelph Simcoe Research Station, Simcoe Ontario. 1:00-2:00 PM
Speakers include Dr. Toktam Taghavi, University of Guelph and Director of the Ontario Hazelnut Association, Martin Hodgson, Grower from Norfolk County and Director of the Ontario Hazelnut Association, Dr. Adam Dale, Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, and Linda Grimo, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Hazelnut Association. Organized by the OHA.
June 16, 2016, Burford Community Centre, Burford Ontario. 7:00-9:00 PM
Speakers include Martin Hodgson, Grower from Norfolk County and Director of the Ontario Hazelnut Association, Dr. John Kelly, Director of the Ontario Hazelnut Association, Speaker from Ferrero and a presentation on finances. Organized by the County of Brant (David Johnston, General Manager of Economic Development and Strategic Investment, County of Brant.
Hazelnut Field Tour of the Ontario Hazelnut Association
Thursday, 21 April 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT), 1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K3, Canada
Met with experts in the field, Look at trees after pruning and pollination, Review selection criteria, tree winter hardiness, Eastern Filbert Blight, native hazelnut trees vs cultivars/hybrids.
2016 Hazelnut Symposium a Great Success
Southwest Agricultural Conference, Univeristy of Guelph Ridgetown College will have a session on hazelnuts and other nuts conducted by Todd Leuty, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Ontario's Fruit & Vegetable Convention The Ontario Hazelnut Association will have a significant presence! February 17-18, 2016 - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Members Only Events will include 4 site visits at the University of Guelph Simcoe Research Station.
Ontario Hazelnut Association 7th Annual Symposium, London, Ontario. March 22, 2016. Details to follow.
6th Annual Symposium was a great success.
It was held on March 24th, 2015
Sixth Annual Ontario Hazelnut Association Symposium The Hazelnuts Are Coming!
The Ontario Hazelnut Association, in cooperation with the University of Guelph hosted "The Hazelnuts Are Coming! The Hazelnuts Are Coming!" It was a gathering of growers, companies, nurseries, academics and executives who are involved in the hazelnut value chain in Ontario.
The program included plenary and thought provoking panel sessions delivered by Canadian and international experts, with key guest speakers focusing on commercialization, communication, market development, investment, resource support and domestic and international collaboration. This was from discovery to launching into the market and was a great opportunity to interact with experts and innovators, with significant business acumen.
Mapping hazelnuts in Ontario; Understanding the Costs and Returns of Hazelnuts; Following Up on the Ferrero / OHA Memorandum of Understanding; The Oregon Experience, New Business Opportunities; Financing Hazelnuts; Ontario Companies Doing Hazelnuts.
Thanks to All of our Sponsors
The Ontario Hazelnut Association thanks our Event Supporters
The Ontario Hazelnut Association thanks our Sponsors
|April 5, 2015||Ontario Hazelnut Association 6th Annual Hazelnut Symposium A Great Success|
|March 10, 2015||Ontario Hazelnut Association Announces Keynote Speaker for 6th Annual Hazelnut Symposium|
|March 1, 2015||Ontario Hazelnut Association 6th Annual Hazelnut Symposium|
|June 19, 2014||Members Newsletter|
|October 4, 2013||Ontario Hazelnut Association and Ferrero SpA Sign New Memorandum of Understanding|
|May 19, 2013|
|November 19, 2013|
|June 12, 2013||Wanted: Ontario Farmers to Grow Hazelnuts|
|June, 2013||New Ontario Hazelnut Association Formed|
|CBC News, January 7, 2015||Hazelnut Farming Set to Grow in Southwestern Ontario|
|Radio Canada, January 2015||La noisette convoitée à Windsor-Essex|
|Simcoe Reformer, June 2014||Huge Potential for Area's Hazelnut Crop|
|University of Guelph||Ontario Hazelnut Industry Has Customers Lining Up|
|Brantford Expositor, May 2014||Brant Agriculture: Picturing Rows of Hazelnut Trees|
|Better Farming, June 2013||Hazelnuts Worth The Wait|
|The Grower, 2013|
|The Grower, 2013||Cracking the Hazelnut Opportunity|
|The Grower, 2013||Seven Hazelnut Rootstocks Now Shortlisted|
|The Grower, 2014||5th Annual Hazelnut Symposium slated for March 2014|
|The Grower, 2013||Micropropagation: An efficient technology for large-scale production of hazelnuts|
|Better Farming Magazine, 2010||Hazelnut Venture Looks Promising|
Hazelnut Information Sessions
September 17th, 2013
Mori Essex Nurseries
1090 Ridge Road
September 19th, 2013
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food & Ministry of Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West
September 24th, 2013
University of Guelph Research Station
1283 Blueline Road Simcoe, ON
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