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Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 20, 2014.
Oklahoman Published: August 20, 2014


Pecan workshop is planned

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Pecan 101 workshop next month to show farmers the investment potential of pecans. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Ardmore’s Southern Oklahoma Technology Center. Noble Foundation consultants will detail the fundamental steps of initiating a new pecan enterprise. Participants will learn about pecan production; nutrition, pest and crop load management; harvest and post-harvest handling; and the economics of pecans. “Successful pecan management requires a broad base of knowledge, and this workshop helps lay the groundwork for those who are contemplating starting their own enterprise,” said Charles Rohla, the Noble Foundation’s pecan specialist. “A review of these fundamentals can also help agricultural producers who have pecans on their property better use this valuable resource.” For more information, visit or contact Jackie Kelley at 580-224-6360.

Museum to open Florida site

The owners of Oklahoma City’s Museum of Osteology are opening a new museum in Orlando, Fla., next year. Skulls Unlimited International Inc. has signed a 15-year lease for Skeletons: A Museum of Osteology, which will open in the spring. The family friendly museum will house more than 300 intricate animal and human skeletons in 7,750-square-feet of dioramas and interactive exhibits. “We are thankful for all of the customers and visitors who have supported us here in Oklahoma City and helped make this opportunity possible,” Skulls Unlimited owner Jay Villemarette said. “We are looking forward to educating and entertaining even more families in the future at the Orlando location.”

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