Are hazelnuts the new soybean?
Published 06/06/2010, Alexandria Echo Press
In 2004, Norm Penner started planting hazelnut bushes on his farm in Butterfield. While the project has had challenges, Penner thinks there’s still hope for hazelnuts with the right attention. Penner farms about 300 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. He has about 500 hazel bushes interspersed with the hay claiming two acres.Word count: 569