Southwest Michigan’s Viticulture Day on July 25

Viticulture Day is the premier educational event for southwest Michigan’s grape industry. Register now to learn what’s hot in grapes in southwest Michigan.

The 23rd annual Viticulture Field Day will take place on July 25 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC). Viticulture Day is the main summer educational event for southwest Michigan’s grape industries. The program includes a full day of educational programing and an evening of socializing for Michigan grape growers and winemakers.

The trade show opens at 9 am. Morning workshop tours are from 10 a.m. to noon, with lunch at noon. Experienced grape growers will answer questions from field day participants during lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. There will be equipment demonstrations from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., followed by afternoon workshop tours from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Following the tours there will be a showcase of Lake Michigan Shore wines beginning at 4:45 p.m. and a steak cookout at 5:15 p.m.

Vinyard sprayer
Vineyard sprayer at the equipment demonstration.

Registration materials are now available (see the program and registration form). The deadline for early registration is July 13 ($35.00) and $45 after that, including on-site registration. Registration includes lunch and dinner at Viticulture Day. Sorry, credit card payments and registration over the phone cannot be accommodated.

The event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension.

Related MSU Extension News article: Additional workshop on irrigation added to Viticulture Field Day, July 25

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