Western Pecan Conference

Join us at Las Cruces Convention Center

March 8th -10th

2023

57th annual

Conference & Trade Show

Has a New Location

The 2023 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 toward the pecan industry. The WPGA conference will feature a variety of seminars dedicated to the most recent updates from pecan state organizations within the growing western region, marketing updates, pecan research, pest and disease management, etc.

Schedule

Important dates to know for 2022!

Trade Show & Exhibitions March 8-10

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

Saturday, March 4th

8am- 5pm

Parking Lot

Outdoor & Showcase Equipment Move-In
Not open to the public!

Tuesday, March 8th

8 am-

Vendor Breakfast Hall

Vendor Breakfast

8 am-
12 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Outdoor Equipment Trade Show
Not open to the public!

8 am-
12 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

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

1 pm-
4 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

WPGA Registration

1 pm-
4 pm

Parking Lot

Cornhole Tournament
Held at outdoor vendors’ booths.

Lunch Break 11:30 am- 1 pm

Barbecue lunch hosted by Big Star Ag Source

This lunch is also sponsored by:

ACE Hardware Big Star Savage Equipment
Helena Farm Credit New Mexico

Tuesday Afternoon, March 8th

Noon-4 pm

Parking Lot

Cornhole Tournament Registration
Teams registration fee is $20.00

1 pm-4 pm

Registration Desk

WPGA Membership Registration

1 pm-
4 pm

Parking Lot

Cornhole Tournament
Held at outdoor vendors’ booths.

1 pm-6 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Indoor Vendor Exhibition
Opens for the WPGA guests

4 pm-
6 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

WPGA Welcome Reception

4 pm-6 pm

Outdoor Beer Tent


Beer Garden

4 pm-
5:30 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Live Music Performance from Chris Baker

Wednesday, March 9th

8 am-5 pm

Parking Lot

WPGA Conference, Equipment & Trade Show, & Indoor Vendor Exhibition

11:30
am-
1 pm

Banquet Hall

Sponsored Lunch

6 pm-7 pm

Vendor Exhibition Hall

Social Hour/ Cash Bar

7 pm-
10 pm

Banquet Hall

WPGA Banquet Awards, and Auction

Thursday, March 10th

8 am-Noon

Las Cruces Convention Center

WPGA Conference, Equipment & Trade Show, & Indoor Vendor Exhibition

8 am-Noon

Las Cruces Convention Center

 

Vendor Exhibition Presentations

 

Educational Program March 9th 8:30 am-5 pm

* 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 am

Ballroom #1

Welcome

Mr. Jacob Arnold
WPGA President, Las Cruces, NM

8:40 am

Ballroom #1

Keynote Address

Mr. Robert Redding

National Pecan Federation
Washington DC

9 am

Ballroom #1

Weevil Update 

Mr. Brad Lewis
Invasive Pest Program Specialist
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

10 am-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 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 March 9th 6 pm-10 pm

* 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

 

WPGA Festivities March 9th 6 pm-10 pm

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:

WPGA Membership – $125.00 USD

Vendor Membership – $125.00 USD

2022 Memberships are good until March 1st of 2023. Online registration will end on December 31, 2022.

Registration renewals will resume in January for the 2023 WPGA Conference and Trade Show Membership.

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.
    • 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.  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.

    Banquet
    Tuesday
    March 8th
    7 pm

    Join us at 7 pm for the annual WPGA Banquet and Auction 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.

    Corn Hole Tournament

    Monday
    March 6th

    1-4 pm

    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

     Tuesday and Wednesday
    March 7th, & 8th
    1-4 pm

    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. This year's Exhibitors' Presentations will be paired with related seminars. Exhibitors' Presentations spaces are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Exhibitors' Presentations spaces Will be offered on your vendor registration form. If you have any questions you may contact Richard Heerema. You may also find more details on the Vendor Packages Page.

    Trade Show

    Monday
    March 6th -8th
    8-5 pm

    Join us for the annual WPGA Equipment Exhibition and Trade Show. Featuring exhibitors' products, innovative equipment, and company services from all over the country geared toward the pecan industry.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday, March 6th
    1 pm to 7 pm
    Tuesday, March 7th
    8 pm to 5 pm
    Wednesday, March 8th
    8 am to 5 pm

    Food Fantasy Contest

    Monday
    March 6th
    8 am

    Join us for the Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest on Monday, March 6th 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 on March 7th. 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

    Monday
    March 6th
    1-4 pm

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

    Indoor Vendors Exhibition Hours:
    Monday, March 6th, 4 pm-7 pm
    Tuesday. March 7th, 8 pm-5 pm
    Wednesday. March 8th, 8 am-5 pm

    WPGA Seminar

    Tuesday & Wednesday
    March 7th $8th
    8-5 pm

    Educational Program will be provided exclusively to our 2023 registered members. The seminar on March 7th & 8th 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 Membership to receive updates on important dates and agendas.

    Social Hour/ Cash Bar

    Tuesday, March 7th
    1-4 pm

    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.

    WPGA Cookout

    Monday
    March 6th
    1 pm

    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

     

    Welcome Reception

    Monday
    March 6th

    6-7 pm

    The WPGA Welcome Reception commences at 4 pm on Monday, March 8th at the Las Cruces Convention Center Vendor Exhibition Hall. Come and meet the rest of the WPGA community.

    WPGA Equipment Trade Show

    The 57th 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 2023 WPGA Equipment Trade Show & Exhibition will be open to WPGA members on March 5th at 1 pm. Join us and get up to speed with the latest pecan industry innovations.

    • Join us on Sunday, March 5th at 1 pm for the WPGA Indoor and Outdoor 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 5th from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Las Cruces Convention Center Parking Lot.
    • WPGA will host a Welcome Reception on Sunday, March 5th, from 4-8 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

     

    Sunday, March 5th
    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!

    Holiday Inn Express Logo

    Book by:
    02/17/23

    $105.00 -$115.00
    Rates
    Available
    March 4th – 8th of 2023

    HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

    2635 S. Valley Dr.

    Las Cruces, NM 88005

    (575) 527-9947

    ihg.com

    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 02/17/2023. 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

    Google Map

    Holiday Inn Express Logo

    Book by:
    02/17/22

    $89.00 Rate Available
    March 4th – 8th of 2023

    RAMADA BY WYNDHAM

    201 E. University Ave.

    Las Cruces, NM 88005

    (575) 613-4693

    wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/las-cruces-new-mexico/

    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 02/27/2023. 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

    Google Map

    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.

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    $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.

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