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Nomination forms are available for the position of Director or the Texas Pecan Board at the Tarrant County Extension office.

The three growers receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to the board.  An eligible board member is any pecan producer in Texas with 500 or more pecan trees growing on a minimum of 15 acres.

The deadline for nomination is July 22, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Wise, cindywise@tpga.org, or 979-846-3285.

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If you have one pecan tree in the backyard or 1,000 trees, you will benefit by attending the Central Texas Pecan Field Day on Saturday, April 18 at the Schwegmann Orchard located at 3530 N. I-35 in Georgetown. The all-day event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and includes speakers, lunch, a grafting workshop and vendors. Deadline to pre-register is 5 p.m. on April 16 and the fee is $20.

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Local Pecan Producers Earn Top Honors At Regional Pecan Show

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, Williamson County hosted the Central Texas Region II pecan show. From over 150 samples from 12 counties in the competition, Williamson County growers brought home 13 first place ribbons plus grand champion honors in two divisions. These winners will go on to competition in the state show in July.

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On Saturday, December 13, 2014, Williamson County hosted the Williamson/Bell County Pecan Show. From 106 samples in the two-county competition, Williamson County growers brought home 24 first place ribbons plus grand champion and reserve champion honors in two divisions. These winners went on to competition in the Central Texas Region II later that same day.

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The annual District 8 CEU Seminar hosted at thirteen locations across Texas A&M AgriLife Extension District 8 on Thursday, December 11, 2014. This seminar will offer eight (8) CEU’s for the private applicator license and certificate holders. The approved credit hours are: four (4) General, one (1) Laws and Regulation, two (2) IPM hours and one (1) Drift hour. Commercial and non-commercial license holders will be able to obtain all of their needed hours for license renewal with the first 5 hours of the program. The Texas Pesticide Law requires that a person may not use a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides unless licensed or certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture. All applicators must obtain continuing education units (CEU’s) to renew their license.

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Local pecan growers won’t have far to drive to attend the regional pecan show on Saturday, December 13 because it will be held in Georgetown in conjunction with the annual Williamson and Bell county show. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. and the awards will be presented at the conclusion of the judging after lunch.

This will be the first time the local horticulture and pecan committees will host the show and it couldn’t happen at a better time. “The trees are loaded and the crop looks great” says Williamson County AgriLife Extension Agent Fred M. Hall. “We could have the largest show in years,” he continued.

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