02/28/2024 to 02/28/2024
February 28, 2024 – 1:00pm CST
“Labor is one of a company’s most important assets. Without sufficient, reliable and productive labor, to ensure crops are maintained and harvested timely, and contractual needs and quality service contracts for non-ag are taken care, a company’s long term financial and business growth can be negatively impacted,” the Bracero Group says. “The sufficiency and reliability of a company’s workforce can impinge a company’s success. Accessing an H2A or H2B workforce provides a company the assurances needed to make their labor woes a thing of the past.”
The Texas Pecan Growers Association (TPGA) is hosting the Bracero Group for a webinar discussing labor and H2A programs. We regularly hear concerns about labor issues and are looking to provide Texas pecan growers some possible resources. Therefore, as a service to our TPGA members, we are hosting this webinar for members only and free of charge.
07/14/2023 to 07/20/2023
This year TPGA is giving away 3 free registrations to our 2023 Conference and Trade Show! Enter your name in the drawing for a chance to win a complimentary ticket to our annual conference by filling out the form below.TPGA members will have their names entered twice, while non-members will have a single entry in the drawing. Entry for the TPGA Conference Giveaway closes on July 20 at 5 p.m. CST. Winners will be contacted as soon as the drawing is complete on July 21st
03/28/2023 to 20230530
Final Pecan Listening Session Location:
July 7, 2023 at 8:30 am at JC Pecan Farm, 371 Ruffian Way, Clint, TX. 79836
Texas Pecan Growers Association received a 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant to critically assess the Texas pecan industry’s economic development and sustainability through a series of survey-based projects. According to the USDA Census of Agriculture, pecan acreage in Texas declined 17.5% from 1997 to 2017, when acreage increased 7% nationally. Uncovering the factors behind this trend will be helpful in setting new research, education, and outreach goals for the Texas pecan industry, which is important to the state’s economy, sociology, and historical legacy.
TPGA has partnered with Dr. Monte Nesbitt, Dr. Larry Stein, and Dr. Amit Dhingra with Texas A&M University’s Department of Horticultural Sciences to engage the pecan growing community with three fact-finding assessments: 1) in-person listening sessions that will uncover grower attitudes, perceptions, and needs, 2) a crop cycle survey focused on crop management and production problems, and 3) a mixed mode quantitative survey of Texas pecan growers that will define its demographic and geographic influences on scope and health. These outcomes will raise awareness of the current condition of pecans as a specialty crop industry in Texas, identify research and Extension priorities, and define critical needs for sustainability and growth of pecan production in Texas.
“We simply want to meet with pecan growers in or near their home communities, talk with them about what they’re facing, and hear about their successes, challenges, and needs,” says Dr. Monte Nesbitt, Extension Program Specialist and lead contributor to the project for Texas A&M AgriLife. “These will not be typical Extension pecan meetings. Yes, we will attempt to answer questions about pecan growing if folks have them, but this is about us listening carefully and critically to grower opinions on where the legacy of pecan growing stands right now. I think we all want to keep it standing.”
Pecan growers in Texas of any size orchard and any businesses aligned with the pecan industry are invited to attend one of 11 regional meetings, beginning March 28 in Bastrop County and concluding June 8 in El Paso County. A twelfth listening session is planned to coincide with the TPGA Annual Conference in Denton, Texas, on July 30.
The specific meeting time and location for each of the eleven regional sessions can be found at TPGA.org or by contacting the TPGA office at (979) 846-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
06/09/2022 to 20220611
Oklahoma Pecan Growers Conference, Stoney Creek Convention Center, 200 W Albany St. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Contact Admin@okpecangrowers.com, 580-279-0357, or visit their event registration page, https://www.okpecangrowers.com/annual-convention
06/02/2021 to 20210603
GPGA will be hosting its in person Annual Conference & Trade Show in June, date to be released at a later time. For more information click the link, https://georgiapecan.org/