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.
|34||TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||22 January 1980|
|36||TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||19 January 1982|
|38||TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||17 January 1984|
|41||Texas A&I University Citrus Center, Weslaco||20 January 1987|
|43||Texas A&I University Citrus Center, Weslaco||17 January 1989|
|44||TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||16 January 1990|
|45||Texas A&I University Citrus Center, Weslaco||15 January 1991|
|58||TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco||20 January 2004|
|59||TAMU Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||19 January 2005|
|60||TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco||18 January 2006|
|61||University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg||30 January 2007|
|62||TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco||30 January 2008|
|63||TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco||21 January 2009|
|64||TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco||25 January 2010|
|65||TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco||09 February 2011|
|66||TAMUK Citrus Center, Weslaco||2012|
|67||TAMU Agrilife Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||2013|
|68||South Texas Community College, Weslaco||2014|
|69||TAMU Agrilife Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||2015|
|70||TAMU Agrilife Research & Extension Center, Weslaco||2016|