Registration for the 59th class of the Texas Pecan Short Course is now open. Hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the upcoming Texas Pecan Short Course will take place from Jan. 23 to 26, 2023. Seats are limited, and registration is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Attendees can find more information and register online here.
This weekly educational program guides prospective pecan growers through the planning, development, business considerations, and annual crop production facets of commercial pecan production. Over four full days, the class encompasses both classroom teaching and hands-on demonstrations of harvest and spray equipment, tree planting, training, pruning, and grafting.
The class is taught at the Department of Horticultural Sciences Horticulture Teaching, Research, & Extension Center, near Snook, Texas, and in close proximity to the TAMU Pecan Orchard, a 56-acre working pecan orchard directed by Dr. Monte Nesbitt, coordinator of the short course. This comprehensive course is known and respected throughout the pecan industry as a foundational training course for new pecan growers.