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Texas Fruit and Nut Orchard Conference

This one and one-half day educational program was developed for prospective and existing commercial fruit growers, hobby growers, master gardeners, and extension agents desiring training in basic orchard management, IPM, recommended fruit varieties, Earth-Kind practices, and fruit marketing. Pecans, high tunnel strawberries, figs, pomegranates, citrus and olives will be discussed on the all day Thursday and Friday half-day conference. Participating speakers include: Larry Stein, Jim Kamas, Mark McFarland, Russ Wallace, David Appel, Sheila McBride, Allen Knutson, Sam Feagley, George Ray McEachern, and Monte Nesbitt. Dale Ham, Ham Orchards… Read More →

Prospective Wine Grape Growers Workshop January 25, 2011

A Prospective Wine-grape Grower Workshop will be held January 25at the Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center in Stephenville, located at 1229 U.S. Highway 281 North. Registration will begin at 8:30 am, and program presentation will take place from 9a.m.-3p.m. “The workshop is a one-day educational program designed to provide an overview of the unique requirements and economic risks associated with establishment and operation of a commercial vineyard in Texas,” said Fran Pontasch, AgriLife Extension viticulture advisor for North Texas. Pontasch and Dusty Timmons, AgriLife Extension viticulture advisor… Read More →