- Hazelnut Growers of Oregon is a farmer-owned cooperative business unit of Wilco Farmers.
- Wilco operates Farm Stores, Bulk Fuels and is part of the Valley Agronomics Joint Venture and Hazelnut Processing and Marketing.
Hazelnut Growers was established in 1983 and has a rich history of evolving to better serve growers and the customers who purchase their hazelnuts. The company has been headquartered in the Willamette Valley of Oregon where 99% of the US Crop is grown due to a perfect climate for orchards.
Over the past decade, another big investment was made in food safety with the addition of a high heat steam Napasol pasteurization unit.
Wilco became involved when they merged with Hazelnut Growers of Oregon in 2016. The merger gave Wilco a growing agriculture business to diversify their services to growers, while providing a larger infrastructure and ability to build a new plant for Hazelnut Growers of Oregon.
The former Cornelius, Oregon plant closed and relocated to the new, state-of-the-art plant in Donald, Oregon the summer of 2018. Here, the company looks forward to leveraging the efficiencies of the new plant with a high performance team and further strengthen the growing hazelnut industry.