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Register to attend the New York Nut Growers Association 2020 Fall Meeting on Oct 17 in Yates County. The main program will take place at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club Pavilion, 2188 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY, 14527.
Speakers will include the following: Jeff Zarnowski (new hazelnut cultivars from Rutgers and the NY Tree Crops Alliance), Zach Elfers (Native Americans and nut trees), Lawrie Nickerson (hazelnut and chestnut planting), Laura Bailey (impact of invasive species on forest health and yields), Daniela Dana (processing acorns as food), and Klaas Martens (soil health observations for annual crops vs. tree crops). The morning program will be followed by afternoon field trip options to go to the Martens farm at 1443 Ridge Rd, Penn Yan, NY, 14527 to see the a direct descendent of a Persian walnut tree that survived the killer frost in 1935 or to Black Squirrel Farms at 590 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527 to tour the site, see a black walnut stratification demo using nuts from a local black walnut tree more than 250 years old and participate in a walking tour / guided discussion on options for responding to invasive species damage with a focus on emerald ash borer.
It's not necessary to be a member of the New York Nut Growers Association (NYNGA) to attend this meeting. The New York Nut Growers Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes nut tree growing in New York state. The cost for the meeting is $20 which covers lunch, snacks, and drinks. Pre-registration is required because the maximum number of attendees is capped at 50. To let us know you'd prefer a vegan lunch or for other questions, contact Jerry Henkin, NYNGA President, (914) 282–1371, firstname.lastname@example.org. The building is not heated so dress for comfort. No alcohol may be brought onto Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club premises. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained.
We'll open the front and side doors of the building to promote air circulation.
For the afternoon site visit, trails are roughly mowed with some moderate grades; pants / boots are recommended.