The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.



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2016 Texas Fruit Conference

October 31, 2016, 1:00pm - November 1, 2016, 5:00pm

New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 South Castell Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130.

Registration: bit.ly/2016TxFruitConfReg Full Agenda: bit.ly/2016TxFruitConfAgenda Now in it's fifth year, the Texas Fruit Conference has gotten bigger and better, encompassing a wide variety of cultural information and best management practices regarding fruit and nut crops. Featuring some of our most renowned AgriLife Extension experts and industry professionals, this year, for the first time ever, the conference will be held right here in Central Texas, at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center. Whether you currently own an orchard, are considering the potential of establishing one, or are simply a fruit enthusiast, there's something for you at this conference. This opportunity to learn from the very best experts on all-things fruit should not be missed! Date: October 31 (1:00 to 5:00 PM) and November 1 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM), 2016 Location: New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels Cost: $80 through 10/21 ($95 late and onsite) Register online: 5th Annual Texas Fruit Conference Registration Just a few of the featured speakers include: Monte Nesbitt, Jim Kamas, Larry Stein, George Ray McEachern, and Kevin Ong, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Tom Beckman, USDA-ARS Fruit & Tree Nut Laboratory Wes Mickel, Argus Cidery Tim McCaskill, Austin Orchards Check out the full agenda here: 5th Annual Texas Fruit Conference Agenda

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