FARM & ACREAGE — Growing Nut Trees Seminar, Feb. 20

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Nebraska Nut Growers Association (NeNGA) and Heartland Nuts ’N More co-op are sponsoring a seminar, Growing Great Nut Trees for Future Generations, a great opportunity to learn how to plan, grow, harvest and market high-quality nuts. This seminar will be Thursday, Feb. 20, 7–9 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. There is no cost to attend. Door prizes will include several seedling nut tree varieties and nut seeds.

Growing nut trees can be a great family activity now and for the future. Everyone has different expectations and goals when growing nut trees. This seminar will introduce most aspects of what it takes to accomplish your goals and expectations. Heartland Nuts ‘N More will also present the processing and marketing of the nuts. You will also have an opportunity to meet with local professional growers of several trees to large orchards.

Some of us remember in our younger days when our parents or grandparents had us gather nuts from one of their nut trees. Then, usually rudimentary forms of cleaning/cracking were used. The nuts were then used for special pies, cookies and confections for the holidays and special events. Now, one can grow and harvest higher-quality nuts and use new techniques to make the process fun and rewarding. The using of grafting techniques that NeNGA can teach you will yield higher-quality nuts and shorten the time to production.

• Heartland Nuts ’N More, President Larry Martin, 402-784-6887,
• Nebraska Nut Growers Association, Nut Evaluation Chair John Knorr, 402-788-2717,