Saturday, April 17, 2010

Short Course!

We held the Woody Ag Short Course last weekend, with 18 attendees. Philip ended up with some serious stomach trouble for the weekend, so I ended up doing all the lectures. A little more than I bargained for(!), but it seems to have worked out alright.We had two days of intense presentations, including a new introduction to the Badgersett NeoHybrid breeding program, and the hands-on nut quality workshop. Half of the attendees managed to stay to stretch their legs on the farm tour Monday, which included Philip's hands-on introduction to our proprietary in-field propagation method.
The audio and presentation timing for the course was recorded this time around, and we expect to have a "first cut" set of DVDs ready to send out at least within the next few months. We will send this to all previous attendees as well, since we've been promising to send the presentations ever since the first short course in 2006. Technology and personnel will make this a lot more straightforward this time around.
This was a really great group of people, with serious interest from a number of different angles. Thanks to everybody for showing up!

1 comment:

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2010 short course. I am still excited about commercially growing hazelnuts. I hope to have a long and fruitful relationship with the 2 doctors. I would like to keep in touch with those of you attending this year's short course so please email me at HINT: I'm the one from Arkansas!!!