SOUTHEASTERN PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

2018 CONVENTION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

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7:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting – Magnolia II

7:00 a.m.

American Pecan Board Meeting – Magnolia 1

9:00 a.m.

U. S.  Pecan Growers Council Meeting – Salons C-F

10:00-12:00 p.m.

Convention Registration – Azalea Foyer

12:00 – 4:00

Bay Fishing Excursion

12:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Convention Registration

3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Set-Up – Azalea Foyer & Salons DEF

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception Fund Raising Raffle & Auction

(Azalea Ballroom)

Sponsored by:  (List to date)

Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corp.

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Calway Foods

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Carter Pecan

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Dow AgroSciences

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Flint Ag & Turf

FMC

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Nut Tree Pecan Nursery

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Southwest GA Farm Credit

7:00 a.m.

Speakers Breakfast – Dogwood

7:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting – Magnolia 1

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Convention Registration – Azalea Foyer

7:30 a.m.

Exhibits Open – Azalea Foyer & Salons DEF

Convention Program – Salons ABC

8:30 a.m.

Welcome – Tom Childress, 2018 SEPGA President

Morning Session Moderator – Tim Brenneman, University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia

8:40 a.m.

American Pecan Council, Domestic Marketing Update

Weber Shandick,

9:10 a.m.

The Southeast Pecan Industry

– Past, Present & Future Dr. Bill Goff, pecan grower, consultant and retired Extension Specialist, Auburn University

9:40 a.m.

The Pecan Industry – Where To From Here?

– Tom Stevenson, National Pecan Company, Albany, Georgia

10:10 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

NPSA – 75 Years and Counting

– Diane Jackson, National Pecan Shellers Association

11:00 a.m.

Grower Liability for Pesticide Drift – How It Is Established, How to Avoid or Limit It

– Ernest Sellers, Attorney, Live Oak, Florida

11:30 a.m.

SEPGA Business Meeting

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Awards Luncheon Buffet – Magnolia 4

Tickets sold at the registration desk

Afternoon Session Moderator – TBA

2:00 p.m.

A Management Strategy for the Black Pecan Aphid

– Dr. Ted Cottrell*, Entomologist, USDA-ARS Southeast Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Byron, Georgia

2:30 p.m.

What Did We Learn From Hurricane Irma?

– Dr. Lenny Wells, Horticulturist, University of Georgia, Tifton Georgia

3:00 p.m.

Feral Hogs in the Pecan Orchard

– Dr. Charles Rohla, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma

3:30 p.m.

Break

3:50  p.m.

Understanding the Pecan Export Market

– Ms. Sally Arn, Arnco Inc./Carter Pecan Company, Brundidge, Alabama

4:20 p.m.

Pecan Scab – Winning the Battle, But Will We Win the War?

– Dr. Tim Brenneman, University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Farewell Social Hour – Julep Point

– Inclement Weather Backup – Magnolia 4