Charity/NonProfit Events

How to Build Raised Beds and Container Gardens

November 23rd, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
There are many benefits associated with the use of raised beds and containers to grow specialty crops. Join us to learn how an elevated growing surface can be used to improve drainage and create a more favorable gardening experience. You will have the opportunity to view various styles of raised garden beds and container gardens, learn about alternative materials available for bed and container construction, and discuss the pros and cons of each construction material and style of bed/container.

Managing Weather Related Risk Management for Specialty Crops

October 1st, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Specialty crop producers must manage many risks, one of which is adverse weather. While many of the more popular fruit and vegetables crops are well adapted to growing conditions common to California’s Central Valley, the same can’t be said for the Southern Great Plains, where unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to the weather.

Demonstrating Pecan Orchard Floor Management

September 17th, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Before harvesting a pecan crop, it is essential that you properly prepare the orchard floor to maximize harvest efficiency. Common equipment used to accomplish this job include limb rakes, land levelers, mowers and blowers. During this field day, you’ll see proper use and maintenance of this equipment demonstrated. Your choice of cover crop plants and cover crop management system can also have a positive or negative impact on your harvest efficiency. The pros and cons of each system will be discussed.

Debunking Deer Myths Pt. 2

September 12th, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Noble Research Institute and Bass Pro Shops has teamed up to bring land managers, hunters and deer enthusiasts a two-part series that provides a comprehensive understanding of deer management principles. Wildlife biologists will lead the discussions and answer your questions on deer management. Topics will include antler development, habitat management, food plots, culling and population management.

Introduction to Integrity Beef

September 10th, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance members to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance terminal calf program and replacement heifer development program. Integrity Beef members typically see at least a 50-pound increase in weaning weights and even higher sale weight advantages when compared to their own herd prior to entering the program.

Debunking Deer Myths, Pt. 1

September 5th, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Noble Research Institute and Bass Pro Shops have teamed up to bring land managers, hunters and deer enthusiasts a two-part series that provides a comprehensive understanding of deer management principles. Wildlife biologists will lead the discussions and answer your questions on deer management. Topics will include antler development, habitat management, food plots, culling and population management.

So You Want to Grow Pecans

September 3rd, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fueled by an ever-increasing demand for pecans — the original “supernut” — prices received by growers for improved cultivars and native pecans have increased over the past few years and continue to remain strong. Pecan culture presents unique management challenges due to factors including tree size, nutrient and water requirements, and the need for specialized equipment.

So You Want to Grow Pecans

September 3rd, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fueled by an ever-increasing demand for pecans — the original “supernut” — prices received by growers for improved cultivars and native pecans have increased over the past few years and continue to remain strong. Pecan culture presents unique management challenges due to factors including tree size, nutrient and water requirements, and the need for specialized equipment.

Understand Irrigation Systems and Technology for Pecans

August 27th, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
With the extreme environmental swings that we are experiencing, irrigation is critical for maximizing production and profitability in pecans. This course will allow you to gain a better understanding of different irrigation systems and the technologies you can use to develop irrigation scheduling.

Understanding Irrigation Systems and Technology for Pecans

August 27th, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
With the extreme environmental swings that we are experiencing, irrigation is critical for maximizing production and profitability in pecans. This course will allow you to gain a better understanding of different irrigation systems and the technologies you can use to develop irrigation scheduling.