TriState Pecan Meeting Field Day

Last week I went to the TriState Pecan meeting field day that was held in Raymond, Mississippi.  It was a great day, sunny and hot.  The crowd number exceeded expectations.  I was able to interact with a number of folks from Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida (and maybe more).  In the past few years I have been at a number of these field days and they are always educational.  What I like is that they create a relaxed atmosphere where folks can interact and feel comfortable doing so.  The meeting this year was hosted by the Mississippi Pecan Growers Association (http://www.mspecans.org/). Donna Hamlin Beliech, MSU Area Horticulture Agent, was kind enough to share some photos of the field day.  See them below.  I encourage anyone interested in Mississippi pecans to join the organization.

Pecan orchard tour photo

Pecan orchard tour photo

Attendees being educated on a seedling pecan orchard

Attendees being educated on a seedling pecan orchard

A renovated orchard

A renovated orchard

Matt Goff, orchard manager and member of the MPGA, describes his management strategies to the group

Matt Goff, orchard manager and member of the MPGA, describes his management strategies to the group