Farm Resources in Under an Hour Series. Session 1- Training and Hiring Incentives for Farmers

The OHA is hosting the first virtual session of our Farm Resources in Under an Hour Series.

This session will be taking place on Friday December 18th, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm. So grab your lunch, sit down, tune in and listen to some great information on training and hiring incentives for farmers!

During this session Susan DeRoo will be joining us from the Multi-service Centre in Tillsonburg, Ontario. She will be speaking about training and hiring incentives with working with youth. During this 45 minute session, we will also have another speaker that will be discussing federal hiring incentives and how to apply.

This event will be free for OHA members and only $15 for non-members.

Job Posting: Administrative Coordinator

The Ontario Hazelnut Association is seeking a responsible Administrative Coordinator to perform a variety of administrative and bookkeeping tasks. Duties of the Administrative Coordinator include providing support to our Board of Directors and assisting in the operations and activities of the association. The Administrative Coordinator will work independently and as a team member to perform a wide variety of administrative tasks that will contribute to the efficient and professional operation of the Association. This position is an 8-month contract funded through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Youth Employment Skills Program. You must be 30 years of age or younger.

Summer Research Students - Agriculture Technician Positions

The Ontario Hazelnut Association (“OHA”) is looking for eager and enthusiastic summer students for work on research farms including data collection and scouting at various locations in Ontario.

The OHA is helping to spearhead the development of a hazelnut industry in Ontario by working with researchers, government, producers, and processors across the province. The students will be directly involved in the efforts.

The Summer Research student (Agriculture Technician Positions) will provide critical support to the development of the hazelnut industry in Ontario. The Summer Research student role will involve both infield work as well as data collection and analysis. The role is intended to be a full time under the CSJ program rules.

Summer Research Analysis Student - Apply Today!

The Summer Research Analysis student will:
-Gather, compile, input and reformat data from several sources
-Develop methods to compare various measurements by cultivar and location and identify trends
Integrate new data such as weather records to explain anomalies in the data
-Develop better data recording and formatting methods to improve our ability to collect, record and analyze the data in the future
-Compile records, prepare spreadsheets, presentations and reports for the farmer and OHA
-Administrative and support duties to support the needs of the associations

Check out our August edition of Your Nuts This Month


Zone 5b

There is a nut on this 'Marion' hazel planted in 2016.
And notice the excellent weed control which helps with the success of your orchard trees allowing all moisture to get the roots of the tree instead of competing with weeds.

Photo credit: Earl Hughson




Check out our July edition of Your Nuts This Month

Welcome members to the first edition of "Your Nuts This Month"! 
We hope to bring you pictures of developing nuts and orchards from four growing zones throughout Ontario each month so you can compare what you see in your own orchards with those in your growing zones. Enjoy!

Zone 5

Variety: Slate
Planted: 2015

Photo credit: Nutcracker Ridge


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