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Letter from the Editor: “Get by with a Little Help”

Industry associations and organizations host summer conferences that can help your pecan business.


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Dear Readers,

Growing pecans is hard. Growing pecans by yourself with no help? Even harder.

Luckily, you don’t have to! There are people across the industry who are waiting to answer your questions, connect you with other industry members and researchers, and provide you with the support and tools needed to succeed. Local, state, and national pecan organizations exist to support growers, shellers, and other industry members as they navigate the pecan industry and strive to better their businesses.

With the growing season heating up, you’ll see that multiple association conferences spring up across the United States. The Industry Events column to the right of this letter showcases four of the current and upcoming industry conferences this summer. By the time you read this, you may have missed the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Conference. However, there is still time to attend the TriState Pecanference, the Texas Pecan Growers Conference and Trade Show, and the Arizona Pecan Growers Association’s Conference. Learn more about these events and their educational opportunities on each association’s website.

With over 21 groups, you will indeed find one that fits your specific needs. Many pecan growers and shellers also cross state and industry lines by becoming members of multiple organizations. Additionally, international pecan organizations support producers and processors in other countries.

Remember that you’re not alone on your pecan growing journey. You have options and opportunities to expand your knowledge, form connections, and better your business.

Till next time,

Catherine Clark

Managing Editor

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Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark is the managing editor of Pecan South. She has her M.S. in Journalism from the University of Southern California, and her B.A. in Communication and Spanish from Trinity University. For questions, comments or concerns, she can be reached at cclark@pecansouthmagazine.com.