An Annual Tri-State Conference for Pecan Growers
Tri-State ArkLaMiss Pecanference
June 16-17, 2022
Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suites
& Conference Center
2720 N MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303
Thursday Orchard Tour at:
12217 Highway 8 South, Colfax, LA 71417
After a two-year absence due to COVID, TriState is back! Organizers are working away to make sure this convention is the best ever! The orchard tour will be held nearby at the orchards of the Littlepage family. We anticipate that the general schedule will follow a pattern similar to previous years.
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 16, at 9am at the orchard, followed by talks and demonstrations. There will be a picnic lunch in the orchard before we move back to the conference center for the afternoon activities. There will be ample time in the afternoon for members to visit the exhibitors' displays before and after the individual state business meetings. Then at 6pm the Civic Center will be the setting for the Exhibitors' Reception, with provided hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. We will repeat the popular Passport Program to reward those who visit all of the Exhibitor displays.
On Friday we will have presentations by pecan scientists and growers. Lunch on Friday will be provided. The lunch and all coffee breaks will be held in the same room as the exhibits and lectures. The convention will end with the traditional Ben Littlepage Pecan Guesstimate, featuring Charlie Graham, around mid-afternoon.
You can begin reserving your rooms now. Rooms are blocked at the Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suites & Conference Center. Rooms have been reserved - ask for "TriState Pecan".
There are other options in the area as well. These four hotels are within walking distance of the Best Western:
◦ Holiday Inn Express & Suites: 2340 N MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301,
Phone: (318) 487-9898
◦ Candlewood Suites: 2344 N MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303,
Phone: (318) 427-9020
◦ Economy Inn & Suites: 2716 N MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303,
Phone: (318) 880-0110
◦ Quality Inn, 3010 N MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303,
Phone: (318) 445-6757