Black walnut as an orchard crop. Hammons Products Company Headquarters, 414 North St. Stockton, MO 65785

Friday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by Hammons Products Company and the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, the event will focus on establishment, management and economic consid- erations for black walnuts as an orchard crop and agroforestry practices that integrate black walnuts in Missouri and the Midwestern United States.

The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested. To register, please contact Caroline Todd at the Center for Agroforestry: Tel: 573 884 2874 or email:

Field Day Schedule

8–9 a.m. Registration and Tour of Plant Facility

9–9:20 a.m. Commercial Aspects of Black Walnut Nuts— Brian Hammons, President, CEO, Hammons Products

9:20– 9:50 a.m. Site Selection, Establishing and Managing Black Walnut– Dr. Hank Stelzer, Extension Forester, Department of Forestry, University of Missouri

9:50– 10:10 a.m. Financial Support for Planting and Managing Black Walnut—Nate Goodrich, NRCS State Forester

10:10–10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:30– 10:55 a.m. A Case Study of Black Walnut Nut Production Using Known Cultivars– Andy Thomas, Assistant Research Professor, University of Missouri Southwest Research Center

10:55–11:30 a.m. Genetic Enhancement of Black Walnut for Nut Crop Production– Dr. Mark Coggeshall, Assistant Research Professor, Center for Ag roforestry

11:30–12:00 p.m. Black Walnut as a Health Food– Dr. Chung-Ho Lin, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Agroforestry

12–12:45 p.m. LUNCH

12:45–4 p.m.Field Trip to New Grafted Black Walnut Orchard and Sho-Neff Plantation where Orchard Management and Agroforestry will be Discussed– Dr. Gene Garrett, Former Director, Center for Agroforestry

4:30 p.m. ADJOURN