8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast and registration.
9:00 to 9:20 Coffee, welcome and introductions.
Jerry Henkin, NYNGA President
9:20 to 9:40 Land acknowledgement; Indigenous nut history and culture.
9:40 to 10:10 Hazelnut production and processing & New York Tree Crops Alliance update.
Jeff Zarnowski, firstname.lastname@example.org, Z’s Nutty Ridge Nursery
10:10 to 10:25 Carya cordiformis, yellowbud (bitternut) hickory oil.
10:25 to 10:40 Announcements: Chris Johnston, Chestnut gall wasp research.
10:40 to 11:00 Break & recipe sharing, led by Elodie Eid: nut cheese, nut milk, nut bread, nut butter, granola, discussion of nutritional value of nuts as a staple food crop
11:00 to 11:20 What to look for in an English walnut (Juglans regia) for New York State.
Carl Albers, email@example.com, C.E. Albers Tree Farms
11:20 to 11:50 Agroforestry is good for the farm and the environment.
Harry Green, Propagate Ventures
11:50 to 12:20 Designing landscapes and land forms for water capture in nut orchards.
Emerson Martin, Arthur’s Point Farm
12:20 to 1:15 Lunch & NYNGA business meeting
Break for travel to afternoon field trip
1:30 to 3:00 Farm tour of Arthur’s Point Farm, 118 Eagle Rock Road, Ghent, NY 12075 (518) 553-0335