Chestnut Week — Industry

Commercial Chestnut Industry in Michigan: A Model for PA?  A Conversation with Roger Blackwell

Roger Blackwell, President of New Era Chestnuts in Milford Michigan, hosted by Jim Searing, PA/NJ Chapter Board President

Thursday, January 14th

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Roger Blackwell is President of New Era Chestnuts in Milford Michigan, a 20 year old growers cooperative that has produced over 200,000 pounds of chestnuts for sale in the high end US grocery market.  Roger is an innovator, grower, teacher and advocate for reestablishing chestnut farming in the US.  He also serves as President of the Chestnut Growers of America, representing over 100 growers that share information, support research and breeding work and help others grow high quality chestnuts for the marketplace.

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