UGA Sets Pecan Field Day in SE Georgia

Margaret and Branden Lisi from the Center for Pecan Innovation will be present at the Pecan Field Day on August 27.

From Growing Georgia, August 18, 2014

The Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day has been set for Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Parker Brothers Farm in Baxley.

Sponsored by University of Georgia Extension, the field day is planned specifically for the growing number of pecan growers in the southeastern region of Georgia.

Mike Adams, president of the American Pecan Board, will speak about the importance of marketing Georgia’s pecan crop. More than 33,000 acres of Georgia’s total pecan acreage is located in east Georgia. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Georgia pecans have a $249 million farm gate value and the state is the country’s leader in pecan production for the past 17 years.

Read entire article HERE.