NOFA highlights the potential for nut growing in the Northeast
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), a leading coalition of consumers, gardeners, and farmers working together to create a sustainable regional food system which is ecologically sound and economically viable in the Northeast, included articles highlighting the potential for organic nut trees to fill critical gaps in our regional community food system in the most recent edition of The Natural Farmer newspaper, their quarterly journal that reaches almost 10,000 households. This article discusses the issue more broadly and this article focuses on tapping black walnut trees for syrup. The NYNGA welcomes additional information about how to integrate nut growing into sustainable agriculture systems. Anyone with experience is encouraged to share their knowledge at one of our three annual meetings. If you are interested in presenting at our Fall 2022 meeting, please reach out to Jerry Henkin, our current President, at email@example.com.
NYNGA joins the NNGA's 111th Annual Meeting Aug 7-10
The NYNGA has opted to support and promote the conference jointly serving as the Northern Nut Growers Association 111th Annual Meeting and the Chestnut Growers of America Conference in lieu of a 2022 summer meeting. The conference will be held close to New York at the Berks campus of Penn State University, in Reading, PA, from August 7 - 10. The agenda includes two days of presentations and a wide range of associated field trip options all focused on nut growing and nut culture. Several of our members will give presentations and we will get together for social events. This joint meeting is an excellent opportunity for our membership to engage more broadly with experienced growers and scientists working outside of New York State. Click here for more details and to register.
NYNGA 2022 Director and Officer elections
The Governing Board of the New York Nut Growers Association consists of four officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer)
and five Directors. Officers are elected annually and serve for a term of one year. Directors are elected for a term of four years. Our Fall 2022 elections will include the election and seating a full slate of officers and two Directors whose terms will begin at the close of the Fall 2022 meeting. At the discretion of the current Governing Board, in lieu of creating a 2022 Nominating Committee, all members whose dues are paid may self-nominate to be considered for a Governing Board position or may nominate another member whose dues are paid with the consent of that member. From now through the Fall 2022 business meeting, nominations are open and may be sent directly to Jerry Henkin, current President, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional info, please consult our Constitution / bylaws.
Stay tuned for additional announcements.