6th Annual Horticulture Conference Set for March 31 in Texarkana, Texas

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

pink-flower-1338667-1279x852The 6th Annual Bi-State Horticulture Conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 31, at the Southwest Center City, Texarkana, Texas. The conference will begin at 8:35 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

Conference sessions include turf management and new varieties of grasses, heirloom bulbs and ornamental plants, healthy soils, backyard birch tapping and syrup basics, small acreage horticultural crops, USDA programs, and beekeeping and pollination.

The conference includes a complimentary lunch. Dr. Terry Kirkpatrick, University of Arkansas plant pathologist, will be the luncheon speaker and discuss berries, including blackberries. Other presenters are Extension agents and specialists, USDA personnel, local agriculturists and local specialists. The conference includes exhibits and give-a-ways of plants and bulbs.

The Southwest Center City is located at 3222 W. Seventh St., Texarkana, Texas. The Horticulture Conference is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Programs of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.

For special accommodations, special needs or additional information, contact Brandon Hawkins, PVAMU Extension agent, at (903) 628-6702 or Kandi Williams, UAPB Extension associate, at (903) 306-8663 within 10 days prior to the event.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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