Annual Institute

Annual Institute     

The Annual Institute is the meeting of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, has been held annually since 1946. Invited oral presentations are made by outstanding speakers from all over the world on the latest in research relavent to the horticultural industry in South Texas, and on important issues of interest to Valley agriculture. Volunteer poster presentations are displayed by scientists on topics of importance to horticulture. Students from various universities make presentations in both oral and poster form, and awards are given to recognize and encourage outstanding student performance.

Other business at the Annual Institute includes presentation of the A.T. Potts award for outstanding service, a business meeting, lunch, and an evening program which provides the latest horticultural information for home and garden.

Programs of some previous meetings are available below.

NumberLocation Date
34TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco22 January 1980
36TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco19 January 1982
38TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco17 January 1984
41Texas A&I University Citrus Center, Weslaco20 January 1987
43Texas A&I University Citrus Center, Weslaco17 January 1989
44TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco16 January 1990
45Texas A&I University Citrus Center, Weslaco15 January 1991
58TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco20 January 2004
59TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco19 January 2005
60TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco18 January 2006
61University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg30 January 2007
62TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco30 January 2008
63TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco21 January 2009
64TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco25 January 2010
65TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco09 February 2011
66TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco2012
67TAMU Agrilife Research & Extension Center, Weslaco2013
68South Texas Community College, Weslaco2014
69TAMU Agrilife Research & Extension Center, Weslaco2015
70TAMU Agrilife Research & Extension Center, Weslaco2016