The Annual Tri-State Convention is fast approaching so make plans now to ensure you do not miss any of the great presentations being provided this year. We are excited about this year's convention and are expecting a record turnout! The orchard tour this year will be at Woodside Pecan Farms. Managed by Clay Robertson, these orchards are a short drive south of Alexandria just off Louisiana Highway 1.
We will begin on Thursday, June 16, at 10am for registration followed by the tour program. There will be a picnic lunch in the orchard before we move to the convention center for the afternoon activities.There will be ample time in the afternoon for members to visit the exhibitors' booths before and after the individual state business meetings. Then at 6pm the Exhibit Hall will be the setting for the Exhibitors' Reception, with cash bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres.
On Friday we will have presentations by pecan scientists and growers. Lunch on Friday will be provided, and the convention will end with the traditional Ben Littlepage Pecan Guesstimate around mid-afternoon.
Register now to save $30! It's also a good time to renew your membership in APGA, LPGA, or MPGA. Members receive discounted rates on registration and pecan magazine subscriptions.
It is highly recommended to contact your local Ag extension agent to find out when the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) seminar will be presented in your area.
Please contact us with any questions, helpful information or suggestions for future field days, conventions, or online video requests. With our reduction in state resources it is important for our organization to be as efficient as possible. Our association is well suited for the home owner with 5 trees in his or her backyard and the large scale commercial farm. We are constantly looking to expand and grow our organization within the pecan industry.