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Hazelnut Breeding Program Video

Last Fall Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher made a video about the Hazelnut Breeding Program.  It was just released.  Short and Sweet and very well done. VIDEO

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New Growers’ Forum

Rich Birkemeier and Ben Mitchell, hosted by Willamette Hazelnut Growers, Inc. conducted our 4th New Grower’s and Planting Forum on Saturday, Sept. 8.  We had over 70 in attendance, many whom indicated they were new to the hazelnut industry. Michael … Continue reading

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British Columbia Filbert Tour

Rich and Nancy had the privilege of attending the British Columbia Hazelnut Tour in Agassi / Chilliwack, B.C. on Aug 23.  Pentti and Deborah Hanninen invited us to bunk at their beautiful home, overlooking a mature Barcelona orchard, in Chilliwack. … Continue reading

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P.S.U. Farmscapes

Today we had the pleasure of hosting a group of Portland State University students from Barbara Brower’s Geography “Farmscapes” class.   Each summer Ms. Brower takes a group of her students on an Agricultural tour of the Willamette Valley.  This … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Farm Visit

This week we had the honor of being on the tour agenda for the OSU “Discovering Willamette Valley Agriculture” course. This class is offered through Oregon State University and is designed for K-12 educators, county commissioners, state legislators, high school … Continue reading

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Skunk Stink On Your Dog!

Skunks don’t play fair! We know all about skunks. This time of year they form a convoy that snakes through the orchard scratching out worms and bugs.  I actually think they are pretty cute: Mamma with all her babies, tails … Continue reading

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Hazelnuts – A NUTritional Food

Nutrition Health Benefits from Hazelnuts Hazelnuts are GOOD for you Nutrition and YOU Fun Facts About Filberts Did you know…..? Recipes Consortium Recipes Roasting and Storage  

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In Chinese culture, hazelnuts are a traditional treat for New Year

Chinese people around the world will be celebrating the Lunar New Year on January 23rd to say good bye to the year of the Rabbit and usher in the Year of the Dragon. Why do hazelnut growers love Chinese New … Continue reading

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