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2021 Texas Fruit Conference – In Person (New Braunfels) or Virtual

October 11 - October 12

On October 11 and 12, 2021, the Texas Fruit Conference will be held at the City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center. This in-person conference is open to the public and will be of interest to those who want to get serious about growing perennial fruits in the state of Texas. The conference will include workshops and exhibits.

Some of the workshop topics include:

  • Introduction to Fruit Growing, a half-day program
  • Fruit Recovery 2021, an overview of what was learned during the 2021 Freeze
  • Tried & True vs. Brand New, which discusses traditional fruit crops and new varieties
  • And more.

Exhibits will include educational presentations as well as fruit-related products, services, and other information. Potential exhibitors will be able to contact the conference to inquire about reserving a booth.

If you cannot attend in person, a Zoom option has been added. Details are below. Here is the link to register —

Texas Fruit Conference Adds Zoom Option

Registration for the 2021 Texas Fruit Conference Closes 5pm Thursday, October 7th! If you would like to participate, but have travel challenges, we have decided to open a Zoom participation option. Zoom participants will be able to live stream both of our programs (Intro to Fruit Growing Workshop and our Main Conference) using their own computer or smart device.
Cost? Zoom participation in this year’s conference is offered for the same fee structure as in-person participation (Click Button Below). For those who can’t be with us in New Braunfels and choose to Zoom, coffee, refreshments and lunch are unfortunately on your own…
You’ll also miss our fabulous TASTE OF TEXAS FRUIT RECEPTION, Monday 5pm-7pm, featuring fresh fruit, processed fruits, desserts, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres!

the Texas Fruit Conference is ready for YOU!

Program Schedule-Gain 5 Pesticide CEU’s

Monday, October 11th-8:30 am-INTRO TO FRUIT WORKSHOP: Orchard Site Selection (Jim Kamas), 9:00-Crop Selection (Justin Scheiner), 9:30-Establishment (Larry Stein), 10:15-Pesticides (Monte Nesbitt), 10:45-Economics (Steven Klose), 11:15-Time Management (Jacy Lewis), Lunch-Noon. MAIN CONFERENCE: 1:15-Worker Protection (Melissa Barton), 1:45-Farmers Markets (David Rodriguez), 2:15-Food Safety (Juan Anciso), 3:15-Winter Storm Uri (Tim Hartmann), 3:45-New Fruit Opportunities (David Creech), RECEPTION-5PM. MAIN CONFERENCE TUESDAY-8:30-Fruit Research & Extension Retrospective (Stein, Kamas), 9:15-Texas A&M Peaches (Dave Byrne), 10:15-Figs (David Creech), 10:45-Future Possibilities (Amit Dhingra), Lunch-Noon, 1:00-Sustainable Fruit Growing (Jacy Lewis), 1:30-Organic Fruit Growing (Bob Whitney), 2:00 Integrated Pest Mgt (Stephen Janak), 2:30-EIQ (Jacy Lewis) 3:15-Nitrogen fertilization (Monte Nesbitt), 3:45-Orchard Cold Hardiness (Jim Kamas), 4:30-Adjourn


October 11
October 12
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City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
375 South Castell Avenue
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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