Date(s) - 09/21/2020-09/22/2020
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
We are announcing today that the 9th Annual Texas Fruit Conference on September 21st and 22nd will be held online, rather than in person. The COVID-19 pandemic has not regressed to the point that we feel holding our event in person is in our mutual best interests. We are committed to providing an easily-accessible, online web conference that will be practical and educational for the diverse Texas fruit growing community’s needs.
Our tentative program plan is as follows:
Session 1, Monday, September 21st: 1 pm to 5:00 pm: Intro to Fruit Growing Workshop—a crash course in starting a fruit orchard—crop and variety options, soil and water evaluation, orchard design, planting, irrigation etc.
Session 2, Tuesday, September 22nd: 9 am to 11:30 am: Texas’ Fruit Future—a series of presentations aimed at new growing practices, new crops and new marketing strategies (Titles and speakers to be determined)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Experiences in Growing Fruit Trees—a virtual field trip to one or more established fruit growers in Texas (Site(s) to be announced)
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Hard Questions—Good Answers—Live panel discussion with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fruit Team
Monday (9/21) Only: Intro to Fruit Growing Workshop: $50
Tuesday (9/22) Only: Texas’ Fruit Future, Experiences in Growing Fruit Trees, Hard Questions/Good Answers: $35
Combination package: both sessions $70.00
Registration site: http://Agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ (Registration begins 8/14/2020)