TriState ArkLaMiss Pecan Convention Invites Exhibitors

The Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Growers Associations unite to host the annual TriState ArkLaMiss Pecan Convention. This year’s convention will take place on June 20 and 21 at the Capps Center in Stoneville, Mississippi. “Organizers are working away to make sure this convention is the best ever! The first day will be held in Greenville,…

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Texas Pecan Growers Prepare for July Conference in San Marcos

Texas Pecan Growers Association logo

The Texas Pecan Growers Association invites growers and industry members to its 103rd Annual Conference and Trade Show on July 14-17 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, Texas. This year’s conference offers a diverse educational program, opportunities to meet with vendors and fellow growers, and special events, including the annual Orchard Tour and Casino…

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OPGA Hosts 2024 Conference

The Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association prepares to host its Annual Convention and Trade Show on May 30 to June 1, 2024, at the Ardmore Convention Center in Ardmore. Registration is open. Learn more about the event on OPGA’s website.

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In Memorial—Andrew Lee Clough, Jr.

Andrew Lee “Andy” Clough, Jr., age 81, of Blackshear, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 27, 2023, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross, surrounded by his family. Born January 14, 1942, in Waycross, he was a son of the late Andrew L. Clough Sr. and Dorothy McGauley Clough. A lifelong resident of Pierce…

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OPGA Prepares for 2023 Conference

The Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association invites growers and industry members to its annual Convention and Trade Show on June 1-3 at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year’s conference includes a variety of educational presentations, networking opportunities, and the food and state pecan shows. OPGA will also feature an orchard tour of…

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Georgia Pecan Growers Hosts Fall Field Day

The Georgia Pecan Growers Association will host its annual Fall Field Day on Sept. 8, 2023, at the University of Georgia’s Ponder Farm. After the tour, GPGA invites attendees to lunch at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Event details and registration can be found here.

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Invitation to participate in a study about consumer preferences for pecans

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University’s Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences is conducting a study about consumer decision-making and consumer preferences for pecans. The team is also looking for insight from pecan industry members. All U.S. pecan industry members are invited to participate in this study. If you agree to take part…

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U.S. House Ag Committee Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session in Waco

Chairman Glenn “GT” Thomson of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture invites the public to a Farm Bill Listening Session in Waco, Texas, on March 15. The session starts at 2 p.m. at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. Anyone interested in attending and offering comments is invited. Click here to register ahead of time. Please…

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Meeting to Discuss U.S. Standards for Grades of Inshell and Shelled Pecans

The American Pecan Council shared a message Thursday, Feb. 23, inviting industry members to a Zoom meeting held by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Specialty Crop Inspection (SCI) Division for a discussion on pecans. SCI is seeking clarification on several areas in the proposed pecan standards based on the feedback USDA received during the comment…

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Texas Pecan Short Course Registration Now Open

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….

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OSU hosts Native Pecan Harvest Field Day on Oct. 13

Interested in learning more about native pecan production and harvest? Join us for a late afternoon/evening field day under the trees. This family-friendly event is ideal for learning more about pecan production, asking questions, seeing harvest in action, and networking with other growers. The Native Pecan Harvest Field Day will take place on Oct. 13,…

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25th Día del Nogalero set for Sept. 7-9 in Delicias, Mexico

Social media graphic for the 25th Día del Nogalero, a pecan conference in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Hosted by the Delicias Pecan Growers Association, the 25th Día del Nogalero will bring pecan growers and industry members together from Sept. 7 to 9 in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the Centro Expo-Convenciones del Desierto. The conference features educational seminars, a scientist breakfast, trade show and equipment  demonstrations, dessert contest, a raffle, and more. Learn…

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WPGA prepares for 2022 Conference and Trade Show

Western Pecan Growers Association will host its 2022 Conference and Trade Show from March 8 to 10 at the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. More information and registration can be found online. According to WPGA, “The Equipment Trade Show will feature the latest innovative products, equipment, and professional services geared towards…

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West Texas Pecan Association announces annual meeting

The West Texas Pecan Association (WTPA) invites pecan growers and industry members to its Annual Meeting on Friday, March 4, 2022. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Fabens, Texas. WTPA requests that all attendees RSVP by Feb. 25 via email to westtexaspecanassoc@gmail.com or by calling 915-526-8285. The agenda for the…

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Texas Pecan Short Course moved to February 2022

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced last week that it has rescheduled its 2022 Texas Pecan Short Course to Feb. 22-25 in Somerville, Texas. The Short Course was originally set for the last week of January, but due to concerns regarding the Omicron variant, the event has been pushed to the following month. The Texas…

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Registration opens for the 2022 Texas Pecan Short Course

Texas AgriLife opened registration today for its 2022 Texas Pecan Short Course. The educational program celebrates its 58th year of offering a comprehensive weeklong course on establishing and managing a commercial pecan orchard. According to Texas AgriLife, “The course is designed for people with no previous experience in growing pecans. We cover all facets of…

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New Mexico’s Nov. 15 pecan weevil exterior quarantine public hearing terminated

LAS CRUCES—The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) has terminated the public rule hearing previously scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15 regarding proposed amendments to 21.17.28 New Mexico Administrative Code, Pecan Weevil Exterior Quarantine rule, to remove several West Texas counties from New Mexico’s list of quarantined counties, add a cold-storage treatment post-entry requirement, and add…

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