After months of planning and exploring all options of hosting the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, while addressing the health and safety of exhibitors, spectators, volunteers, and judges related to COVID-19, the PA Department of Agriculture has made the difficult decision that the 2021 show will be celebrated virtually. This was not a decision that was taken lightly.

The department announced the theme for the 2021 virtual PA Farm Show to be Cultivating Tomorrow. Details will be announced as they unfold over the coming weeks.

To stay up to date on PA Farm Show news, please visit

NOTE: A PNGA Annual Meeting will not be held due to COVID-19!

There are good reasons for maintaining a membership in the Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association. Hopefully, the first one that comes to mind is the information and news printed in the quarterly bulletin, The Nut Kernel. Without your dues and support, the newsletter could not be produced! The second reason is the opportunity to attend meetings to learn about growing nuts and meeting fellow nut growers.

Tentative date for Board of Directors Meeting—closed to membership—will meet at the home of President Frank Bodenberg, 55 Fidler Road, Gettysburg, PA, at 9:30 a.m. (Will be following current CDC rules for COVID-19, if necessary!)

Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Fee: FREE!
Deadline to register: April 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

Please visit the website for conference details, agenda, speakers, and registration information.

Don and Ann Jackson are again hosting our annual summer picnic and auction at their home. If you’ve never been there, it is quite a beautiful property! Please bring items for auction to benefit PNGA and a favorite covered dish to share.

9:30 AM – Board meeting (if March 27 board meeting is cancelled)
10:30 AM – PNGA meeting and picnic

9006 Camp Road
Red Lion, PA 17356

Hope to see you there!

Farming is a profession of hope. – Brian Brett