Western Pecan Conference

Join us at Las Cruces Convention Center

March 8th -10th

2022

56th Annual

Conference & Trade Show

Has a New Location

The 2022 WPGA Conference and Equipment Trade Show has returned. We are also proud to announce that we have moved to the Las Cruces Convention Center. As you all know the Western Pecan Growers Association Conference has grown exponentially since its inception in 1966. With that said the board has decided to relocate to a venue that can better accommodate our needs.

The WPGA Conference and Equipment Trade Show will commence on March 8th-10th. The Equipment Trade Show will feature the latest innovative products, equipment, and professional services geared towards the pecan industry. The WPGA conference will feature a variety of seminars dedicated to the most recent updates from pecan state organizations within the western growing region, marketing updates, pecan research, pest and disease management, etc.

 

Schedule

Important dates to know for 2022! 

Trade Show & Exhibitions Tuesday Mar. 8 8am-10pm

 At the Las Cruces Convention Center

Events are open to WPGA members only! Name badges are required at all times!

Monday, March 7th

8 am-5 pm

Parking Lot

Outdoor Showcase Equipment Moves-In
Not open to the public!

Tuesday Morning, March 8th

8:30 am

Vendor Breakfast Hall

Vendor Breakfast

8 am-12 pm

Parking Lot

 

Outdoor Equipment Trade Show

8 am-12 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Indoor Vendor Exhibition Moves-In
Not open to the public!

 

Lunch -11:30 am to 1 pm

BIG STAR AG SOURCE will be hosting a BBQ lunch for the WPGA Community

This lunch is also sponsored by:

ACE Hardware Big Star Helena
Savage Equipment Farm Credit New Mexico

Tuesday Afternoon, March 8th

1 pm-4 pm

Registration Desk

 

WPGA Membership Registration

12 noon-4 pm

Parking Lot

Cornhole Tournament Registration

The registration fee is $20.00 and the teams will register on-site on Tuesday, March 8th

1 pm- 4 pm

Parking Lot

Cornhole Tournament
Held at Outdoor Vendors’ Booths

1 pm-6 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Indoor Vendor Exhibition
Opens to WPGA Guests

4 pm-6 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Welcome Reception

4 pm-6 pm

Outdoor Beer Tent

Beer Garden

4 pm-5:30 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Live musical performance from Chris Baker

Wednesday, March 9th

8am-5pm

Parking Lot

WPGA Conference, Equipment Trade Show, and Vendor Exhibition

11:30 am-1pm

Parking Lot

Sponsored Lunch

6pm-7pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Social Hour/ Cash Bar

7 pm-10 pm

Banquet Hall

WPGA Banquet, Awards, and Auction

Thursday, March 10th

8 am-12 noon

Las Cruces Convention Center

Equipment Trade Show and Vendor Exhibition

8:30 am-12 noon 

Ballroom #1

Vendor Exhibition Presentations

The WPGA conference and trade show comes to an end.

Educational Program Wednesday Mar. 9th 8am-5pm

* Events open to WPGA members only! Name badges are required!

Wednesday, March 9th Morning Session

Moderator:  Mr. Jeff Anderson
Doña Ana County Extension Agriculture Agent
New Mexico State University

8:30 am

Ballroom #1

Welcome

Mr. Jacob Arnold
WPGA President, Las Cruces, NM

8:40 am

Ballroom #1

Key Note Address

Mr. Robert Redding & Surprise Guest
National Pecan Federation
Washington DC

9 am

Ballroom #1

Weevil Update 

Mr. Brad Lewis
Agricultural and Environmental Services Division Director
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Las Cruces, NM

&

Mr. Patrick Dudley Coordinator for Agriculture Commodity Boards and Producer Relations
Texas Department of Agriculture
Austin, TX

9:30 am

Ballroom #1

Pecan Bud Moth

Ms. Tiffany Johnson
Program Specialist
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Las Cruces, NM

10am-10:30 am

Break – Coffee & Desserts

10:30 am

Ballroom
#1

Rhyme/Cotton Root Rot

Dr. Alex Hu
Extension Plant Pathology Specialist
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

11 am

Ballroom
#1

What’s Causing the Leaf Scorch in my Pecan Orchard?

Dr. Richard Heerema
Extension Pecan Specialist
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

 

Lunch Break

11:30am–1:00pm

WPGA Sponsored Lunch

Outside Exhibitor Area!

 

Wednesday, March 8th Afternoon Session

Moderator:  Mr. Jack Blandford
Luna County Extension Agriculture Agent
New Mexico State University
Deming, NM

1 pm

Ballroom
#1

 

Zinc Variability in Pecan Orchards: Implications for Leaf Sampling and Nutrient Recommendations

Dr. Jim Walworth
Extension Soils Specialist Emeritus
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

 

1:30 pm

Ballroom
#1

 

An Overview of the Pecan Industry in Argentina

Mr. Joaquín Torassa
Managing Director
Grupo Alto Pecán
Villa Parancito, Entre Rios, Argentina

 

 

Break – Coffee & Desserts
2:00-3:00 p.m.

3:30 pm

Ballroom
#1

East Meets West: Converging Pecan Production Strategies in Texas

Dr. Monte Nesbitt
Extension Program Director for Pecan, Fruit, and Citrus
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

3:30 pm

Ballroom
#1

Supply Chain Disruptions: Effects on the Pecan Industry

Dr. Jay Lillywhite
Professor and Department Head
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 

4 pm

Ballroom
#1

Marketing Panel

Moderator: Mr. Alex Ott
American Pecan Council

Panel Guest

    1. R.G. Lamar-Eastern Region Pecan Grower
    2. Jeff Worn–Sheller
    3. Larry Don Womack–Central Region Pecan Grower
    4. Albert Keck–Western Region Pecan Grower
    5. Richard Matoian– American Pistachio Growers Assoc.

WPGA Festivities

6 pm – 7 pm 

Vendors Exhibition Hall

Social Hour/ Cash Bar

7 pm-10 pm

Ballroom

WPGA Banquet, Awards, and Auction

 

WPGA Festivities Wednesday Mar. 9th 6pm-10pm

* Events open to WPGA members only! Name badges are required!

Wednesday, March 9th

WPGA Festivities

6 pm – 7 pm 

Vendors Exhibition Hall

Social Hour/ Cash Bar

7 pm-10 pm

Ballroom

WPGA Banquet, Auction, and Awards

 

Vendor Presentations Thursday Mar. 10th 8pm-Noon

* Events open to WPGA members only! Name badges are required!

Thursday, March 10th Morning Session

Moderator:

Mr. Orlando Flores
El Paso County Extension Agriculture Agent
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
El Paso, TX

Dr. Richard Heerema
Extension Pecan Specialist
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

8:30 am

Ballroom #1

Navigating High Fertilizer Costs in Pecan Orchards 

SCALE Ag Services
Derek Davidson

8:15 am

Ballroom #1

The Interdependency of Biostimulants and Nutrition

FBSciences
Tim Eyrich

8:30 am

Ballroom #1

Increasing Efficiency of Soil
Applied Nitrogen and Other Nutrients

Soil & Crop Inc.
Kyran Rice

8:45 am

Ballroom #1

Root Development  and Soil Health Dynamics

Redox Bio-Nutrients
Kody Moon

9 am

Ballroom #1

 

FCNM-Crop Insurance

Farm Credit of New Mexico
Kimberly Stone, Leslie Lindsay, Josh Sanchez, and Megan Schuller 

9:15 am

Ballroom #1

 

Savage Pecan Equipment 

Savage Equipment
B.W. Savage

9:30 am

Ballroom #1

Spear-Lep Bioinsecticide Against the Pecan Nut Casebearer

Vestaron Corporation
Jorge E. Moreno

9:45 am

Ballroom #1

NNZ the Packaging Network

NNZ
Jim Mattocks

 

10am-10:30 am

Break – Coffee & Desserts

10:30 am

Ballroom
#1

Orchard Machinery Corporation

OMC
Don Mayo 

10:45 am

Ballroom
#1

Nursery Pecan Trees

Pecan Grove Farms and Nursery
Travis Britt

11 am

Ballroom
#1

 

Utilizing Micro-Irrigation in Pecan Production

Netafim USA
Mike Bloomfield

 

11:15 am

Ballroom
#1

 

Sefina Insecticide: A New Insecticide for Aphid Management in Pecans

BASF
Adam Hixson 

 

 

The WPGA conference and trade show comes to an end.

LC Convention Center

Las Cruces Convention Center

680 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001

(575) 526-0100

Website

Google Map

Details

There will be limited parking at the Las Cruces Convention Center to make room for the Equipment Trade Show. This year’s overflow event parking will be located at NMSU Lot #3 across from Skeen Hall.

WPGA Membership

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Options:

Single Person-$250.00 USD

(admits one to the conference)

Single Family/Sole Proprietor-$300.00 USD

(Admits two to the conference)

Corporate-$500.00 USD

(Admits four to the conference)

Researcher/Educator/Student-$125.00 USD

WPGA Membership only-$125.00 USD

(NO CONFERENCE ADMITTANCE)

 

Online Registration it’s closed.  Registration will resume at the conference Tuesday, March 8th. ($50 fee will be applied).

 

Membership Details

The WPGA Board is now offering new ways to provide information and education services as part of our ongoing commitment to our membership:

  • A Quarterly Email Newsletter will be sent out to all our members to provide industry updates, extension/research reports, and communication from our board members.
  • Access to our Annual Conference and Equipment Trade Show. The trade show will feature the latest innovative products and equipment geared towards the pecan industry.
  • A Two Day Educational Program will be provided exclusively to our 2022 registered members. This two-day conference will provide CEU credit.  These events will feature a variety of educational presentations, updates from pecan state organizations within the western growing region, marketing updates, etc.  Be sure to sign up for your 2022 Membership to receive updates on important dates and agendas.
  • Pecan Advocacy in Washington D.C. through National Pecan Federation (NPF), as well as marketing benefits from the American Pecan Council (APC) and US Pecan Growers Council (USPGC). Restrictions apply to international addresses.

  • WPGA membership includes Subscriptions to 3 Pecan Grower Magazines.
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Your WPGA Board is consistently working on other ways we can provide opportunities for outreach, education, and connecting with our membership.  Please visit our site frequently to stay up to date.  We look forward to meeting again in person at our 2022 Western Pecan Conference, scheduled for March 8th-10th. Please contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to assist you.

If you would like to make a donation to WPGA, please click on the donate button. Please retain your receipt for your records.

Conference & Trade Show Events

Banquet

Join us at 7 pm for the annual WPGA Banquet and Auction Wednesday, March 9th at the Las Cruces Convention Center. A cash bar will be available at 6 pm to set off the festivities. All Pecan Food Fantasy Contest winning dishes will be auctioned during the banquet. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the WPGA Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be available for purchase at the registration desk.

Cornhole Tournament

Join us for the WPGA Equipment Trade Show Cornhole Tournament on Tuesday, March 8th from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Las Cruces Convention Center Parking Lot.

For more information about the Equipment Trade Show click the button below.

Exhibitors Presentations

WPGA is proud to announce that we are rolling out a new program that will allow exhibitors to demonstrate their products and services to our members. All exhibitors' presentations will be held in the Seminar Hall on Thursday, March 8th from 8:30 am to noon. If you are a vendor and would like to present please contact Richard Heerema You may also find more details on the vendor page.

Trade Show

Join us for the annual WPGA Equipment Trade Show & Exhibition on March 8th - 10th. Featuring exhibitors' products, innovative equipment, and company services from all over the country geared towards the pecan industry.

Hours of operation:
Tuesday, March 8th
1 pm to 5 pm
Wednesday, March 9th
8 am to 5 pm
Thursday, March 10th
8 am to 12 noon

Food Fantasy Contest

Join us for the Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest on Tuesday, March 8th at 8 am. Winners will receive a cash prize, and be featured on the Pecan Food Fantasy Blog. Winning dishes will be auctioned during our banquet. Proceeds will benefit the WPGA Scholarship Fund.
If you would like to become a Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy contestant, please click on the button below for more details.

Indoor Exhibition

Come & see the latest innovative products & services geared towards the pecan industry at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Indoor Vendors Exhibition Hours:
Tues. March 8th, 1 pm-5 pm
Wed. March 9th, 8 am-5 pm
Thu. March 10th, 8 am-noon

WPGA Seminar

An Educational Program will be provided exclusively to our 2022 registered members. The seminar on March 9th & 10 will provide CEU credits to all qualifying members. These events will feature a variety of educational presentations, updates from pecan state organizations within the western growing region, marketing updates, etc. Be sure to sign up for your 2022 Membership to receive updates on important dates and agendas.

Social Hour/ Cash Bar

The annual WPGA Social Hour on Wednesday, March 9th will kick off the Banquet and Auction festivities at 6 pm. A cash bar will be available to our members.

Vendors

If you are a vendor and would like to showcase your equipment, products, or companies services please refer to the Vendor Details Page. If you have any questions please contact Blair Krebs Vendor Coordinator. If you are a vendor and would like to present please contact Richard Heerema or you may also find more details on the Vendor Page.

Welcome Reception

The WPGA Welcome Reception commences at 4 pm on Tuesday, March 8th at the Las Cruces Convention Center Vendor Exhibition Hall. Join us for a live musical performance by Chris Baker and meet the rest of the WPGA community.

WPGA Equipment Trade Show

The 56th Annual Western Pecan Growers Association Equipment Trade Show is back and better than ever. We have exhibitors from all over the country featuring their innovative products, equipment, and services geared towards the pecan industry.

Itinerary:

  • The 2022 WPGA Equipment Trade Show & Exhibition will be open to WPGA members on March 8th at 1 pm. Join us and get up to speed with the latest pecan industry innovations.

  • Join us on Tuesday, March 8th at 1 pm for the WPGA Indoor Vendors Exhibition. Come and see the best of what the pecan industry has to offer.
  • Show off your tossing skills at the WPGA Equipment Trade Show Cornhole Tournament on Tuesday, March 8th from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Las Cruces Convention Center Parking Lot.
  • WPGA will be hosting a Welcome Reception on Tuesday, March 8th at 4 pm in the indoor vendor exhibition hall.
  • Live music performance by Chris Baker Tuesday, March 8th at 4 pm in the indoor vendor exhibition hall.
  • New to The WPGA Trade Show & Exhibition is the Exhibitor's Presentations. This will give you a better opportunity to know more about the products, equipment, and services that our exhibitors provide. Exhibitors' presentations will be held in Ballroom 1 on Thursday, March 10 at 8:30 am.

If you are a vendor and would like to exhibit your equipment, products, or companies services please refer to the Vendor Details Page. If you have any questions please contact us at info.wpga@gmail.com.

All 2022 Conference and Trade Show Exhibitions are limited to WPGA 2022 members only! Register now for full access.

Corn-Hole Tournament

 

Tuesday, March 8th
1pm -4pm

Team Registration begins at noon

The winning teams will take home a pair of custom corn hole boards with matching bags and a cash prize!

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Chris Baker Tuesday, March 8th at 4 pm

Don’t miss the live music performance in the indoor vendor exhibition hall.

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Event Location & Parking

Event Location

LC Convention Center

Las Cruces Convention Center

680 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001

(575) 526-0100

Contact

Website

Details

There will be limited parking at the Las Cruces Convention Center to make room for the Equipment Trade Show. This year's overflow event parking will be located at NMSU Lot #3 across from Skeen Hall. 

Walk to Event

Las Cruces Convention Center

680 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001

(575) 526-0100

Contact

Website

Details

This year's overflow event parking will be located at NMSU Lot #3 across from Skeen Hall. It is a 9-minute walk to the Las Cruces Convention C9-minuteenter. WPGA event parking will be posted for your convenience.

Event
Overflow Parking

New Mexico State University

Event Overflow Parking


NMSU Lot # 3
Parking lot will be reserved for the WPGA Conference & Trade Show.

Located at
2916 Knox St

Las Cruces, NM 88003

Details

There will be limited parking at the Las Cruces Convention Center to make room for the Equipment Trade Show. This year's overflow event parking will be located at NMSU Lot #3 across from Skeen Hall.

Karin Davidson

Pecan Food Fantasy Contest

March 8th, 2022, during the WPGA Annual Conference and Trade Show.

Let’s get creative baking with pecans!

Contest Details

CATEGORIES

ADULT & YOUTH

AND QUANTITY OF SERVINGS NEEDED FOR ENTRY

BREAD

  • Quick Bread... 1 loaf or 6 muffins
  • Yeast Bread......... 1 loaf or 6 rolls

CAKES

  • Un-Iced ........................ 1 cake
  • Iced ............................. 1 cake
  • DECORATED CUPCAKES….. 6 cupcakes

CANDY… ................ 12 pieces

 

COOKIES

  • Drop Cookies ....... 12 cookies
  • Bar Cookies ............... 6 Bars
  • Other Cookies…… 12 Cookies

PIES

  • CHEESECAKE .............. 1 cake
  • OTHER PIES ................... 1 pie
  • TARTS ......... 1 large or 6 Small
  • TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE 1 Pie

UNUSUAL DESSERT

.......................... 6 servings if small

...................1 large (as in cake, etc.)

SAVORY…...……………..12 savory pieces

(Usually salty or spicy, rather than sweet).

GLUTEN-FREE BAKED GOOD - (See above for quantities)

(You may enter all 16 categories, but only ONE entry per category.)

CATEGORIES

ADULT & YOUTH

AND QUANTITY OF SERVINGS NEEDED FOR ENTRY

BREAD

  • Quick Bread... 1 loaf or 6 muffins
  • Yeast Bread......... 1 loaf or 6 rolls

CAKES

  • Un-Iced ........................ 1 cake
  • Iced ............................. 1 cake
  • DECORATED CUPCAKES….. 6 cupcakes

CANDY… ................ 12 pieces

 

COOKIES

  • Drop Cookies ....... 12 cookies
  • Bar Cookies ............... 6 Bars
  • Other Cookies…… 12 Cookies

PIES

  • CHEESECAKE .............. 1 cake
  • OTHER PIES ................... 1 pie
  • TARTS ......... 1 large or 6 Small
  • TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE 1 Pie

UNUSUAL DESSERT

.......................... 6 servings if small

...................1 large (as in cake, etc.)

SAVORY…...……………..12 savory pieces

(Usually salty or spicy, rather than sweet).

GLUTEN-FREE BAKED GOOD - (See above for quantities)

(You may enter all 16 categories, but only ONE entry per category.)

ENTRY RULES & INFORMATION

Entrants may enter all 16 categories, but, only one entry per category. All entries should be delivered on TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 between 9 am and NOON. Deliver to the Las Cruces Convention Center east side entry door. All entries should be handmade by the entrant, and the food entry MUST CONTAIN PECANS. Exhibitors need to complete a LEGIBLE ENTRY FORM for each entry.  Exhibitors also need to submit a  LEGIBLE RECIPE with each entry. Please put all food in disposable containers because we cannot return platters. Refrigeration is available. Entries and recipes will become the property of WPGA. Questions? Contact: Jennifer Kosnick at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com for any Food Fantasy questions.

ENTRY RULES & INFORMATION

Entrants may enter all 16 categories, but, only one entry per category. All entries should be delivered on TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 between 9 am and NOON. Deliver to the Las Cruces Convention Center east side entry door. All entries should be handmade by the entrant, and the food entry MUST CONTAIN PECANS. Exhibitors need to complete a LEGIBLE ENTRY FORM for each entry.  Exhibitors also need to submit a  LEGIBLE RECIPE with each entry. Please put all food in disposable containers because we cannot return platters. Refrigeration is available. Entries and recipes will become the property of WPGA. Questions? Contact: Jennifer Kosnick at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com for any Food Fantasy questions.

Guidelines for Traditional Pecan Pies

Please use the following guidelines if you are entering a traditional pecan pie.

Custard (Filling) Ingredients

Be sure your custard (filling) is made from a combination of the following ingredients:

  • Sugar (Can be white or brown)
  • Syrup (Can be light or dark; can also be honey or molasses)
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Eggs or Egg Substitute
  • Vanilla or Rum (Extract or Flavoring)
  • Salt

Flour (Optional; may or may not include flour)

Pastry (Crust) Ingredients

Be sure your pastry (Crust) is made from the following items.

  • Flour
  • Shortening, Margarine, Butter, or Oil
  • Salt
  • Water or Milk
  • Sugar (Optional; may or may not include sugar)

Vinegar (Optional; may or may not include vinegar)

Don’t forget! Put your entries into disposable containers. We cannot return containers.

For further information, Contact: Jenni Kosnick Hart 575-644-5393

All entries & recipes become the property of the Western Pecan Growers Association.

Guidelines for Traditional Pecan Pies

Please use the following guidelines if you are entering a traditional pecan pie.

Custard (Filling) Ingredients

Be sure your custard (filling) is made from a combination of the following ingredients:

  • Sugar (Can be white or brown)
  • Syrup (Can be light or dark; can also be honey or molasses)
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Eggs or Egg Substitute
  • Vanilla or Rum (Extract or Flavoring)
  • Salt

Flour (Optional; may or may not include flour)

Pastry (Crust) Ingredients

Be sure your pastry (Crust) is made from the following items.

  • Flour
  • Shortening, Margarine, Butter, or Oil
  • Salt
  • Water or Milk
  • Sugar (Optional; may or may not include sugar)

Vinegar (Optional; may or may not include vinegar)

Don’t forget! Put your entries into disposable containers. We cannot return containers.

For further information, Contact: Jenni Kosnick Hart 575-644-5393

All entries & recipes become the property of the Western Pecan Growers Association.

PRIZES & AWARDS

The Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Contest will be judged by food professionals. All participants will receive a certificate for participating. Ribbons will be given to the first three places in each category for youth and adult. Cash prizes are also awarded. First Blue Ribbon in all categories youth and adult is $40.00. The best traditional pecan pie in youth and adult is awarded $350.00 (sponsored by Leigh Fox Fletcher and Marge B. Fletcher). Outstanding Adult entry receives $200.00, and Outstanding Youth entry receives $100.00. Representatives from Las Cruces Convention Center will be presenting the 2022 Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Best of Show award of $1000.00 at the Wednesday night banquet. Results will be posted online and on display in the award room for viewing starting Wednesday, March 9, 2022, by 9 am.

PRIZES & AWARDS

The Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Contest will be judged by food professionals. All participants will receive a certificate for participating. Ribbons will be given to the first three places in each category for youth and adult. Cash prizes are also awarded. First Blue Ribbon in all categories youth and adult is $40.00. The best traditional pecan pie in youth and adult is awarded $350.00 (sponsored by Leigh Fox Fletcher and Marge B. Fletcher). Outstanding Adult entry receives $200.00, and Outstanding Youth entry receives $100.00. Representatives from Las Cruces Convention Center will be presenting the 2022 Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Best of Show award of $1000.00 at the Wednesday night banquet. Results will be posted online and on display in the award room for viewing starting Wednesday, March 9, 2022, by 9 am.

Contact

Jennifer Kosnick at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com for any Food Fantasy questions, or use the button below.

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Visit our blog for all the award winning pecan recipes.

Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Pecan Bread

Best of Show and 1st place in Youth Yeast Bread by Jenna Schoeppner   Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Pecan Bread Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 22 minutes Total Time: 4 hours Yield: 8-10 Ingredients...

2022 Results

Quick Bread   1st place Adult- Quick Breads- Apple Pecan Streusel Bread- Elena Tirre 2nd place Adult- Quick Breads Maple Pecan Pie Muffins- Julia Scheiderich 3rd place Adult- Quick Breads Banana...

Turtle Cupcakes

2nd Place Winner- Adult Cupcake Submitted by: Shirley Gonzales   Turtle Cupcakes 1 German chocolate cake mix 14 oz caramels 1/2 c. evaporated milk 3/4 c. melted butter 2 c. nuts 1 c. semi-sweet...

Caliente Snickerdoodles

  Submitted by: Deborah Juarez 1st Place Adult Drop Cookie     DOUGH: All-purpose flour 7 oz Baking powder 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, grounded 1 tsp ginger, grounded 1/2 tsp Pecans, ground 1/2...

Upside Down Pecan Cake

Submitted by: Ella Gamache 1st Place Un-Iced Cake- Youth   Ingredients • 1 cup unsalted butter, divided • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar • 1/4 cup light corn syrup • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1...

Chocolate Pecan Bars

Submitted by: Abby Eden 1st Place Bar Cookie- Adult   Ingredients Cookie Layers 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder 1...

Italian Cream Cake

Submitted by: Elizabeth Gravenstein 1st Place Iced Cakes- Youth Servings : 12 Author : Melissa Sperka Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup salted butter...

Carmelitas Carmelas Chocolate Rojo

  Submitted by: Sana Handley 1st Place Candy- Adult   2 cups sugar 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups dark corn syrup 2 cups butter 4 cups heavy cream 4 tablespoons vanilla 4 cups pecans Salt Dark...

Pecan Banana Muffins

Submitted by: Marianne Davis 1st Place Quick Breads- Adult   Flour 1 3/4 Cup Baking Powder 2 3/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Shortening 1/3 cup Sugar 2/3 cup Eggs 2, beaten slightly Banana 1 cup, very...

Pecan Pie

Submitted by: John Tucker Traditional Pecan Pie- Youth   Crust 3 cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 ¼ cup vegetable shortening, cubed 1 large egg 5-6 Tbsp. cold water 1 tsp distilled white vinegar Combine...

Pecan Balls

By: Ella Gamache 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter 1 c. Flour 1 heaping c. Pecans 2 Tbsp. Sugar 1/4 tsp. Salt Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Cream the softened butter, sugar and flour. Fold in the pecans and...

More Fun Pecan Facts

The first documented evidence of nut consumption occurred around 7,000 BC, during the Stone Age. Many varieties of pecan are alternate-bearing. This means that one year the tree will produce large...

Aunt Panny’s Toffee

By: Holy Norsworthy 2 c. Salted Butter 2 c. Sugar 1/4 c. Water 2 Tbsp. White Corn Syrup 12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1/2 c. Chopped Pecans Melt butter over low heat. Add sugar, water and syrup....

Guidelines for Traditional Pecan Pies

Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest Sponsored by Western Pecan Growers Association   Guidelines for Traditional Pecan Pies Please use the following guidelines if you are entering a...

Pecan Delight Macarons

Submitted by: Debora Juarez Best of Show & 1st Place Other Cookie- Adult   COOKIE: Almond flour, room temperature 6 oz Pecans, ground 3 oz Corn starch 2 tsp Cocoa powder 2 tsp Powder sugar...

Cinnamon Apple and Pecan Cheesecake

Submitted by: Emily Willis Outstanding Adult & 1st Place     1 ½ c finely crushed shortbread cookies (about 5 ounces)   1/2 c finely crushed candied pecans (plus 1/2 c to decorate...

Pecan Banana Muffins

Submitted by: Marianne Davis 1st Place Quick Breads- Adult   Flour 1 3/4 Cup Baking Powder 2 3/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Shortening 1/3 cup Sugar 2/3 cup Eggs 2, beaten slightly Banana 1 cup, very...

Pecan Pie

Submitted by: John Tucker Traditional Pecan Pie- Youth   Crust 3 cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 ¼ cup vegetable shortening, cubed 1 large egg 5-6 Tbsp. cold water 1 tsp distilled white vinegar Combine...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles

Submitted by: John Tucker Outstanding Youth ½ cup shortening ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 ½ cup flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ cup chopped pecans 1 ounce package...

Traditional Pecan Pie- Adult

Submitted by: Abby Eden 1st Place Traditional Pecan Pie- Adult Ingredients Crust 1 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp salt 4Tbsp shortening 4 Tbsp butter 1/4 cup ice water   Pecan Filling 2 cups coarsely...

Cinnamon Apple and Pecan Cheesecake

Submitted by: Emily Willis Outstanding Adult & 1st Place     1 ½ c finely crushed shortbread cookies (about 5 ounces)   1/2 c finely crushed candied pecans (plus 1/2 c to decorate...
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Reservations

Call the hotel at (575) 527-9947, for reservations. Ask to make a reservation under group block “ WESTERN PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION” in March 2022.

Please note that the last day to book under this group block is 02/21/2022. Any reservations made after this cut-off date will be based on the next best available rate.

King Room

Featuring a flat-screen TV with cable, this room comes with tea and coffee-making facilities, a fridge, and a microwave.

Amenities:

•Free Internet

•Free Breakfast

•Property confirms they are implementing enhanced health & safety measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

24-hour front desk

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Fitness Center

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Bedsheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Masks are available to guests

Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Free Continental Breakfast

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Social distancing measures are in place

Gap period enforced between guest stays

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Parking - Self

Internet Access - Free in room

Acrylic shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Dry cleaning service

Laundry

Property is officially certified under a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines

Non-Smoking Facility

Business Center

Protective clothing is available to guests

Check-in time: 3:00 PM

Check-out time: 12:00 PM

Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds
Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom and a hairdryer
Practical - Free local calls, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

Amenities:

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced health & safety measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

24-hour front desk

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Fitness Center

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Bedsheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Masks are available to guests

Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Free Continental Breakfast

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Social distancing measures are in place

Gap period enforced between guest stays

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Parking - Self

Internet Access - Free in room

Acrylic shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Dry cleaning service

Laundry

Property is officially certified under a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines

Non-Smoking Facility

Business Center

Protective clothing is available to guests

Check-in time: 3:00 PM

Check-out time: 12:00 PM

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Book by:
02/21/22

$89.00 Rate Available
March 8th - 10th of 2022

RAMADA BY WYNDHAM

201 E. University Ave.

Las Cruces, NM 88005

(575) 613-4693

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Reservations

Call the hotel at (575) 613-4693, for reservations. Ask to make a reservation under group block “ WESTERN PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION” in March 2022.

Please note that the last day to book under this group block is 02/22/2022. Any reservations made after this cut-off date will be based on the next best available rate.

King Room

Free WiFi, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, HDTV, alarm clock, desk, iron, ironing board, tables, and chairs

AMENITIES

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (high-speed)
  • Hair Dryer
  • HDTV
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Refrigerator
  • Non-Smoking Room
  • Tables and Chairs

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Free WiFi, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, HDTV, alarm clock, desk, iron, ironing board, tables, and chairs

AMENITIES

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (high-speed)
  • Hair Dryer
  • HDTV
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Refrigerator
  • Non-Smoking Room
  • Tables and Chairs

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Western Pecan Growers Association Scholarship

$Brown

Scholarship

Are you a passionate student with an interest in pecans? The WPGA Is offering a scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students. Tell us about yourself and you might be eligible for a scholarship from the WPGA. 

WPGA Scholarship News

Scholarship winners will be announced here.

2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

Tyler Driscoll Tyler is currently an undergraduate at Arizona State University. He is currently pursuing his degree in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Real Estate and a Certificate in Food Industry Management.

2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

Tyler Driscoll Tyler is currently an undergraduate at Arizona State University. He is currently pursuing his degree in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Real Estate and a Certificate in Food Industry Management.

2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

James Robinson  - James is a high school graduate that is planning on attending New Mexico State University.

2020 Graduate Scholarship Recipient

Katherine Arnold  - Katherine is currently a graduate student at New Mexico State University pursuing her Masters Degree.  Her graduate research is focused on the chemical ecology of the pecan weevil, a quarantined pest that can cause significant economic damage to...

Wester Pecan Growers Association old address was www.westernpecan.org but now it is westernpecan.org. 

the annual western pecan growers association conference will not be held on March 3 – march 5th 2020 

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