Oklahoma Pecan Growers Conference Begins Today

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The Oklahoma Pecan Growers will be holding their annual conference and trade show on June 14 - 16, 2018, in Quapaw, Oklahoma at the beautiful Downstream Casino and Resort located at 69300 East Nee Rd. Quapaw, OK. The Conference will be Today, tomorrow and Saturday with a full schedule. You can find more information by visiting their website at https://www.okpecangrowers.com/ or by clicking the link below. 

 
 

AGENDA

THURSDAY

·      0:00am - 2:00pm………….Tour of Miller Pecan Company Shelling Faculty at Afton, OK. Tours will be available during these times.

·      :00pm - 6:00pm……………Registration Open

·      5:00pm - 7:00pm……………Commercial Exhibits

·      :00pm………………....………….Thursday Evening Social begins

FRIDAY

·      :30am - 8:40am……………Welcome and presentation of door prizes.

·      :40am - 9:00am…………...Weather Outlook-TBD

·      9:00am - 9:30am………..….New Pecan Cultivar Releases from the University of Georgia-Dr. Patrick Conner, University of Georgia

·      :30am - 10:00am………….Pecan Photosynthesis-Dr. Richard Heerma, New Mexico State University

·      0:00am - 10:30am……....Break……….Trade Show

·      10:30am - 10:40am……….Door Prizes

·      0:40am - 11:10am……..….Drones in the Pecan Orchard-Mike Komp, Noble Research Institute

·      11:10am - 11:40am……...….Feral Hogs in the Pecan Orchard-Josh Gaskamp, Noble Research Institute

·      1:40am - 12:00pm…….…Business Meeting-Mike Spradling, OPGA President

·      2:00pm - 1:30pm………..Lunch on Your Own

·      :30pm - 1:40pm…….…….Update on American Pecan Council-Karen Crow and Mike Adams

·      2:00pm - 2:20pm…….….Investment Dollars at Work: Marketing Update-Weber Shandwick

·      :20pm - 2:40pm………….US Pecans at Work for you as Growers-Janice Dees and Kevin Ivey

·      :40pm - 3:00pm………….US Pecan Growers Federation, Bob Redding, The Redding Firm

·      3:00pm - 3:30pm………….Break

·      :30pm - 3:40pm………….Door Prizes

·      3:40pm - 4:10pm………….Northern Pecan Cultivars-Dr. Bill Reid, Kansas State University

·      :10pm - 4:40pm………….Potential Impact of the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on Pecans in Oklahoma-Dr. Phil Mulder, Oklahoma State University

·      :40pm - 5:00pm………….FFA Agri-Science Research Project-Jasper and Jesse Radar

SATURDAY

·      :00am - 12:00pm………..Orchard Tour and Program at the Kansas State University Pecan Research Station Chetopa, KS-Dr. Bill Reid, Kansas State University

·      2:00pm…………………..…….Lunch Following tour provided by: Farm Bureau