For those of you interested in learning the art of grafting ---
Mr. Hershel Boyd in Ray City along with the South Region Ag Education will hold a grafting workshop on November 25th. This workshop will include taste testing of many types of citrus, valuable information on how to grow citrus in all parts of Georgia from a true citrus enthusiast, and insight on the pecan industry's grafting styles. We will begin at 9am at Mr. Boyd's home in Ray City (address below) - work through the morning learning about and grafting citrus - break for onsite lunch - then end the day with a trip to a local pecan plantation and learn about grafting pecan trees (Mr. Boyd is an independent contractor grafting pecan trees all over South GA).
Instructor -- Hershel Boyd, citrus grower, contracted pecan grafter, independent contractor with Atlas Greenhouses
Time -- 9 am
Place -- 320 Rays Mill Pond Road Ray City GA
Needed to bring -- if you have time to pick up a grafting knife that's great, if not you can just watch and take part using Mr. Boyd's. He recommends a TINA grafting knife sold through AM Leonard if you'd like to buy one. A note pad and pencil will also be needed. We will be eating lunch outside so a folding canvas chair might be a great resting spot.
Dress -- We will be outside so dress comfortably and bring a jacket.
This workshop is offered independently of the CTAE resource network so you will need to be prepared to pay the $20 consumable fee (checks made out to South Region Ag Ed). The $20 consumable fee DOES include lunch.
If you have friends, students, fellow teachers, or community members who might be interested in attending feel free to sign them up as well. We'll cap the workshop at 40 people. Use the link below to register to attend:
This is a great workshop and you will no doubt be getting our Vitamin C!
Let me know if you have any questions.
Yvette H. Crick
South Region Horticulture Specialist
2802 Moore Highway ABAC 34
Tifton GA 31793