Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Grafting Schools

Come learn the fine art of pecan tree grafting this spring.  We have 4 schools scheduled this spring and all are held at 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Our grafting schools are free and open to everyone.
    Strauss, KS. Friday April 29th. Tom Circle will be hosting this grafting school in his grove located 1 ½ miles south of Strauss on York Road. Drive to Strauss on US HWY 400 then turn south at the corner where Tom has his family's Pecan Store.
    Burlington, KS. Tuesday May 3rd. We will meet at the farm of Brian Williams, 1645 10th RD SE for this class. To find Brian’s farm drive east of Burlington on the paved road for about 6 miles. Turn south onto Quail Rd and drive 1 mile. Turn west onto 10th Rd and drive ¼ mile to the Williams farm
    Thayer, KS. Thursday May 5th. Gary Brennecke and Shawn Schlotterbeck will be hosting a grafting school 2 miles north of Thayer, KS. Our meeting site is located east of the junction of US HWY 169 and KS HWY 47. From the highway junction take KS HWY 47 1 mile east to Elk Rd. Take Elk Rd. north for ¾ mile to the cluster of farm buildings on the east side of the road.
    Paola, KS. Friday May 6th. We will be grafting at Leland Prothe’s pecan orchard at 33795 Victory Rd., Paola. To find Prothe’s Pecans take the 343rd Street exit off of US Hwy 169 just north of Osawatomie, KS and head east. Drive eastwards about 6 miles on 343rd Str. until you find Victory Rd. Turn north on Victory Rd and drive about 1/3 mile to Leland’s farm.