Straights Area Grape Growers Association Summer Conference held August 9, 2014

Grape growers interested in cold hardy varietals will benefit from attending this summer conference in Alanson, Michigan.

The Straights Area Grape Growers Association Summer Conference will take place Aug. 9, 2014 at Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, located at 8370 Lakeview Rd., Alanson, MI 49706. If you are looking into cold hardy varietals, you will benefit from attending this conference.

For more information or to register for this meeting, contact Geoff Frey at 231-881-6582.

Schedule

10 a.m. – Opening Remarks
TBA

10:15 a.m. – Vineyard Pest & Disease Management
Rufus Isaacs, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University

12 p.m. – Lunch Break

1 p.m. – Viticulture Experiences Past & Present
Megan Budd, Vineyard Manager and Horticulturist, Mackinaw Trails Winery, Petoskey, Michigan

2:15 p.m. – The Vineyard Experience
David Anthony, Northern Sun Winery, Bark Creek, Michigan

3:45 p.m. – Visit to area vineyard(s) – car pooling suggested

5-7 p.m. – Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvre

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