Accommodations

Book by:
02/18/23

$139.00 Rate Available
March 4th - March 8th 2023

 

Reservations

Please see below for ways to book:

  1. Call the hotel at (575) 526-1722, press 1 for reservations or press 3 to be connected to the front desk. Ask to make a reservation under WESTERN PECAN GROWERS rate. 
  2. Use Marriott mobile app on your phone and add the GROUP Code: WPGN
  3. Book your group rate for Western Pecan Growers. Dates will automatically generate. Please take the time to adjust your reservation dates if needed.

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    Name badges are required;
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    Conference & Equipment Trade Show

    Activities

    Food Fantasy Contest
    Sunday
    March 5th
    8 am

    Join us for the Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest on Sunday, March 5th 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.

    BBQ Lunch Cookout
    Sunday
    March 5th
    Noon- 2 pm

    BIG STAR AG SOURCE will host a BBQ lunch cookout for the WPGA ATTENDEE & VENDORS. Name badges are Required

    This lunch is also sponsored by:

    ACE Hardware Big Star Helena
    Savage Equipment Farm Credit New Mexico

    Corn Hole Tournament
    Sunday
    March 5th
    1-4 pm & 5-8 pm

    Join us for the WPGA Equipment Trade Show Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, March 5th, from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Las Cruces convention center parking lot.

    The Cornhole Championship will be held during the welcome reception in the vendor exhibition hall from 5 pm - 8 pm

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

    Welcome Reception
    Sunday
    March 5th

    5-8 pm

    The WPGA Welcome Reception commences at 5 pm - 8 pm on Sunday, March 5th, at the Las Cruces Convention Center Vendor Exhibition Hall. Come and meet the rest of the WPGA Attendees & Vendors.

    Name Badges are Required!

    Educational Program
     Monday & Tuesday
    March 6th, & 7th

    The educational program will feature presentations on issues related to the pecan cultural practices, industry updates, pecan research, marketing and economics, pest management, and reports from related support organizations.

    WPGA is making changes to the exhibitor presentations as their presentations with be interspersed with the regular educational programs.  Exhibitors' presentation spaces are offered on the vendor registration form. If you have any questions, you may contact Richard Heerema. You may also find more details on the Vendor Packages Page.

    Indoor Exhibition
    Sunday  - Tuesday
    March 5th- 7th

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

    Indoor Vendors Exhibition Hours:
    Sunday, March 5th, Noon-8 pm
    Monday. March 7th, 8 pm-5 pm
    Tuesday. March 8th, 8 am-Noon

    Trade Show
    Sunday  - Tuesday
    March 5th -7th

    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:

    Sunday, March 5th
    Noon to 8 pm

    Monday, March 6th
    8 am to 5 pm

    Tuesday, March 7th
    8 pm to Noon

    Sponsored Lunch
    Monday
    March 6th
    11:30 am - 1 pm

    This year's lunch will be served at noon in Ballroom #1. Lunch tickets will be required.

    Additional lunch tickets may be purchased at the registration desk or online.

    This lunch is also sponsored by:

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    Social Hour/ Cash Bar
    Monday, March 6th
    6-7pm

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

    Banquet
    Monday
    March 6th
    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.