UA logo with open field background Pruning workshop on February 18, 2018Content: Hands-on workshop will demonstrate the basics of winter pruning several small fruit and tree fruit crops grown in Arkansas. Crops include: blueberry, blackberry, grape, apple and peach. Course will include a short indoor classroom introduction to the topic and then 2 hours of in the field demonstration of pruning techniques. 
Date(s): February 15, 2018
Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Location: University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station, 1749 State Hwy 818, Clarksville, AR 72830
Instructor(s): Amanda McWhirt,, 501-671-2229, Dan Chapman, Elena Garcia, Taunya Ernst
FEE: $10 (includes light snack)

picture of blackberries in a bowlContent: Pecan School will be held to train agents and growers on basic pecan production practices during the production cycle with both classroom and field experience. Speakers will be brought in from across the state and include state specialists Lee and McWhirt to highlight production and management practices. This program will consist of half day in the classroom and half day in the field each class period. A binder will be constructed that will serve as a production guide and given to each participant. 
Date(s): February 6, 2018, April 5, 2018 and June 7, 2018 (Enrollment closes January 30, 2018)
Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
Location: Lonoke County Extension Office
Instructor(s): Jackie Lee,, 501-671-2191; Amanda McWhirt,, 501-671-2229

FEE (includes lunch and all three sessions): $50 per person