Mark your calendars for the annual meeting beginning on Thursday, June 12th. At 6:00 PM that evening we have been given the opportunity to purchase tickets for the “Top of the Town” annual fundraiser supporting the Child Care Resource Center of Tulsa. This event provides access to great venues and views in downtown Tulsa not normally open to the public. In addition, local restaurants donate their favorite delicacies to satisfy your appetite accompanied by live music at several locations. Transportation to the event is provided. Tickets are $40 when purchased from OPGA during pre-registration.
Friday, June 13th, we will kick off the educational program, food show, pecan show and additional opportunities to visit with vendors. The educational program includes information for pecan fertilization and pest control. Two featured areas are pecan marketing and a discussion panel investigating the merits of a marketing co-op for native pecans. The other featured area includes a study characterizing the incidence of human pathogens in grazed and non-grazed orchards followed by potential solutions to mitigate nut contamination.
On Saturday, June 14th our group will travel north to visit Selman orchard near Skiatook. The field day will include a tour, short educational program and equipment demonstrations. Lunch will be provided by Farm Credit Services.