Area pecan show next week

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced that the 2013 Abilene Area Pecan Show will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18. Residents of Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Nolan, Fisher and Taylor Counties are invited to submit their pecans for competition and judging. To enter the 2013 Abilene Area Pecan Show, submit 42 nuts of each pecan variety in a resealable, plastic bag to the Taylor County Extension Office. Entries are now being accepted however, all entries are due to the Taylor County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.Pecans will be cracked and shelled on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and then judged on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The judge for this year’s competition is Monte Nesbitt, Program Specialist for Pecans from College Station.All entries will then be on display at the Extension office on Thursday, Dec. 19, until 6 p.m. There will be a special Pecan Clinic and Award Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19. Topics of the seminar will be focused around pecan management and tree care. The clinic will wrap up by recognizing the participants in the pecan show. All entries must be picked up from the Taylor County Extension Office following the clinic. Entries not picked up become the property of the Taylor County Extension Service.For more information, contact the Taylor County Extension office at 325-672-6048.