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About the Nothern Nut Growers' Association

The Northern Nut Growers Association, Inc. (NNGA) is a national non-profit organization with members throughout the US and 15 foreign countries, founded in 1911 to share information on nut tree growing. The members include beginning nut culturists, farmers, amateur and commercial nut growers, experiment station workers, horticultural teachers and scientists, nut tree breeders, nurserypeople, and foresters.

The NNGA membership meets at a different site once a year, generally in August. There are lectures on all aspects of growing nut trees for the hobbyist and for the commercial nut grower. There are demonstrations of grafting, advice on which nut cultivars to choose for individual climate and soil condition, nut evaluations and displays of equipment and new products.


The Annual Reports

These reports contain the lectures and papers that were presented at each year's Annual Meeting. Other papers are also included, as they are received by the NNGA Annual Report Editor. The papers range in scope from detailed technical and scientific research to less formal presentations on observations and experiences of the individual members. The papers contained in the reports are both entertaining and informative.

I am using an abbreviated name when setting up the Projects on DP (for example, NNGA Annual Report 1921, &c.). The full, proper name for uploading to PG is found on the cover and Title Page:

Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twelth Annual Meeting

At this point, there are approximately 75 reports that are in the public domain (1911-1988 - Rule 5 Clearance). The following clearances have been obtained: 1911-1921 under clearance number 20050902165002northernnu 1922-1963 under clearance number 20050905200441northernnu 1964-1988 - yet to be cleared

No report was issued in 1918. Due to the Polio epidemic, the meeting was cancelled. No meetings were held from 1942-1945, due to WWII, however, reports were published from papers submitted to the Editor during that period.

The reports range in size from 60-ish pages to 200+.

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