Get to know Pecan South
Published monthly by the Texas Pecan Growers Association, Pecan South wasn’t always known as Pecan South. The American pecan industry’s leading publication started off as a bimonthly publication called Texas Pecan News, which was first published by J.E. Hutchison, the then TPGA secretary.
As the industry changed, the magazine evolved to keep pace. In May 1969, Texas Pecan News was reintroduced as The Pecan Quarterly. With a new name and a new look, the magazine focused more on providing information and advice to the entire Pecan Belt. Although published by the Texas Pecan Growers Association, the staff and TPGA board at the time recognized the need for a publication that could represent and serve the entire industry. This vision remains Pecan South’s mission.
In fact, The Pecan Quarterly was officially designated “the national pecan magazine” by The Federated Pecan Growers of the United States on June 18, 1969 at their meeting in Monroe, Louisiana. By recognizing the magazine as such, the Federated Pecan Growers of the U.S.—now known as the U.S. Pecan Growers Council—bestowed on it the enormous responsibility of being the national voice for pecan growers across the United States.
Even with the goal of growing larger, The Pecan Quarterly held steadfast to its main priority: maintaining quality. It did this by drawing together scientists, researchers, and pecan industry members to provide invaluable knowledge to readers every quarter.
By focusing on quality, the magazine was able to grow yet again. In the 1990s, The Pecan Quarterly acquired Pecan South magazine and adopted its name. With this transformation, Pecan South took on the title of “the national pecan magazine,” one which it continues to hold and cherish today.
As the pecan magazine, Pecan South remains the preferred publication for growers, processors, commercial vendors, and pecan enthusiasts alike. With over 60 years under its belt, this magazine continues to grow, prosper, and stretch its roots in the hopes of reaching pecan growers and industry members not only around the country but also around the world.
If you’d like to learn more about Pecan South, please visit our website or call our office. Or come by our office and meet our staff! We’re located in Bryan, Texas, and our door is always open.