August 21st-25th, 2023
Locations throughout Wisconsin
Hazelnut Week is back for a second year. This is your very best chance to learn about hazelnuts, kick the tires, and ask questions of those involved in breeding, production, harvesting, and post-harvest processing. All the field days are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. Contact Jason Fischbach or Steffen Mirsky with questions. We’ll see you in August.
Hazelnuts and Table Grapes Field Day
West Madison Agricultural Research Station
8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI 53593
Monday, Aug 21, 3-5PM
The field day will start with a short presentation from Jason Fischbach on where things are at with breeding and propagation. We’ll then tour the UMHDI Joint Peformance Trial featuring mature plants of the top genetics being developed for the Upper Midwest including material Grimo Nut Nursery, the UMHDI, and The Beast. After the hazelnuts we’ll visit the table grape trials to learn about some exciting new seedless varieties.
Savanna Institute North Farm
E6828 State Rd 60
Spring Green, WI 53588
Tuesday, Aug 22, 9AM
The Savanna Institute’s North Farm near Spring Green is site of the very first UMHDI Go-First Farm. This is your chance to see the new UMHDI cultivars in action. We’ll also tour the new 10-acre research planting. Our hosts will provide information on how they manage their large-scale agroforestry plantings and how hazelnuts can be integrated into other cropping systems via alley-cropping.
Hazelnuts 101 Webinar
Wednesday, Aug 23, 6PM
Jason Fischbach will provide an up-to-date overview of growing hazelnuts in the Upper Midwest and how you can access the plant material. This session is for anyone thinking of trying hazelnuts or is just getting started. Registration is required in order to get the zoom link.
Twilight Tour Featuring Hazelnuts (and other crops)
Spooner Agricultural Research Station
W6646 WI Hwy 70, Spooner, WI 54801
Thursday, Aug 24, 4-7PM
The Spooner Ag Station’s annual Twilight Tour is a great opportunity to see what’s happening at the station and learn about a bunch of different crops and research projects. This year, the Tour will feature hazelnuts. We’ll see the 12 year old planting and the brand new 5-acre Go First Farm. You’ll learn everything you need to know about planting, managing, and harvesting hazelnuts.
Northern Wisconsin Hazelnut Field Day
Friday, Aug 25, 8:00-11:30AM
One field day – three stops! At the first stop we’ll tour the oldest planting in northern Wisconsin in order to see mature hazelnuts. Our second stop will be at the Bayfield Go-First Farm where we’ll learn best practices for establishing hazelnuts. The last stop will be at Northland College where we’ll learn about processing hazelnuts into delicious kernel.
8AM to 9AM
Blue Ox Cidery/Bayfield Winery
Oldest Planting in Northern WI
87380 Betzold Rd.
Bayfield, WI 54814
9:30AM to 10:30AM
Bayfield Go-First Farm
Bayfield Business Park
28850 Eileen Hall Rd
(corner of Hwy 2 and State Farm Rd)
Ashland, WI 54806
Hulings Rice Food Center
UMHDI Processing Facility