May 10, 2018
Is Specialty Crop Production for You?
Noble Research Institute
6 pm - 8 pm
There is no fee for this event.
Growing a variety of specialty crops, including vegetables, tree fruits, small fruits and pecans, offers producers an alternative to traditional enterprises such as cattle and forage crops. While specialty crops offer high profit potential, they also present unique management and marketing challenges. Course participants will learn about the many factors involved in the enterprise decision-making process, including farm resource requirements, family resource and skill requirements, crop specific production and marketing requirements, and goal setting. At the end of the program, attendees will have an understanding of the basic requirements for growing and marketing a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops, including pecans, in the Southern Great Plains, and if specialty crop production is something they can realistically pursue.