Are hazelnuts the new soybean?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.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press