Wisconsin Hickory Association

Hickory in the news...

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WHA  Feasibility Study!

​The WHA has received a grant from the US Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to conduct a Feasibility Study of a Hickory Industry in Wisconsin. The 1 year study is being led by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Fiscal & Economic Research Center and commenced in November, 2016. WHA membership will receive quarterly updates on the Study's progress.

Wisconsin Hickory Association &  Around the Farm Table

Back in August the WHA enjoyed filming a segment of Wisconsin Public TV's popular show Around the Farm Table. Host Inga Witscher and WHA President Mike Starshak visited a grove of Hickory in Green Lake County, WI for filming. The grove is near to a well-know Native American portage and it is speculated that these Hickory were actively propagated by the Natives.

A sneak preview is available at

(WHA segment begins at 11:00):

​​Hickory Cracking Workshops

WHA Vice President Sarah Naparalla has been busy too! She's been visiting area libraries to share her hickory cracking techniques. Over 100 have attended her workshops in Ripon, Montello, Wautoma and Brandon, WI. Participants traded tips and techniques on the most efficient ways to prepare, extract, and preserve the nutmeat from hickory shells.  These workshops were so popular we may have to bring them back as annual events!