Local Opportunities

Lodi Calendar - June 2015Check this page for local educational opportunities hosted by the Lodi Winegrape Commission, universities, ag associations, and more. *ALWAYS* confirm event details with hosts.

To get your event posted, email the details in the format below to Dr. Stephanie Bolton, stephanie@lodiwine.com, with the subject line “new lodigrowers.com event.”  Join the email list using the link to the right to stay informed!

 Upcoming Educational Opportunities:

 Economic Tools to Assess Costs & Benefits of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices

Dates: June 15th (Napa), June 16th (UC Davis), June 27th (Lodi – as part of the Irrigation Efficiency Field Day)

Presenters: Wine Institute/CSWA

Cost: FREE

Description: Learn about CSWA’s new, free economic tools that can be downloaded and used by vineyard and winery employees to assess the costs and benefits of adopting specific practices.  There are Excel-based economic tools for: Trunk Disease Management, Water Management, Dust Mitigation Methods, and more.  These tools were developed by CSWA with input from an Economic Advisory Group comprised of agricultural economists from Cal Poly, Fresno State, Sacramento State, and UC Davis, and experts from Lodi Winegrape Commission, Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association, Sustainable Conservation, thinkstep, SureHarvest, and Kennedy Jenks Consultants.  CSWA would like to thank the California Department of Food and Agriculture for the Specialty Crop Block Grant that – matched by industry contributions – funded the development of these Economic Tools and resources.

For more information: Click HERE for more information and to register.  Contact Jodi Wilson at the Wine Institute with questions: jwilson@wineinstitute.org or 415.356.7544.

LWC: Vineyard Irrigation Efficiency Field Day

Date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Time:  8 am – 10:30 am

Venue: SW corner of DeVries Rd and Highway 12, Lodi CA 95242

Presenters: Ben Kolber, Meras, Western Weather, Wine Institute, Power Hydrodynamics, Paul Verdegaal

Cost: FREE (coffee & donuts provided)

Description: Ben Kolber is hosting a Meras irrigation distribution uniformity demo with short presentations from others too – Western Weather will tell you about grower forecasting tools available through the Lodi Winegrape Commission, Lisa Francioni from the Wine Institute will pass out an economic water management tool on a flash drive, Power Hydrodynamics will talk about pump efficiency testing, and Paul Verdegaal will discuss irrigation efficiency.

For more information: please RSVP by phone 209.367.4727 or by email at lwwc@lodiwine.com by Monday, June 26th.

San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation: Rural Crime Seminar

Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Venue: San Joaquin Farm Bureau Office, 3290 N Ad Art Rd, Stockton, CA 95215

Presenters: Nationwide Insurance, Sims Metal Management, The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Rural Crime Unit

Cost: FREE (light refreshments provided)

Description: Nationwide Insurance will be presenting recent crime statistics and how to take advantage of their Crime and Arson Reward Program.
Sims Metal will be discussing efforts they have undertaken to dissuade metal theft.
The Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to answer questions regarding rural crime trends, how to assist the department in combating crime and will be demonstrating how an OAN stamp is applied.

For more information: RSVP by phone 209.931.4931 or by email at jphillips@sjfb.org by Monday, June 26th.

LODI Vineyard & Wine Economic Symposium

Date: Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Venue: Wine & Roses Ballroom, 2545 W Turner Rd (in the back), Lodi CA 95242

Presenters: See the full list HERE

Cost: $325 (discounted to $275 until June 21st!); breakfast, lunch and a wine tasting are included

Description: The full-day conference includes the results of the 2017 Lodi Vineyard & Wine Survey as well as topics such as: Brand Lodi in the Marketplace (Nielsen); Lodi’s Stake in the World of Wine; The State of the Land; The State of the Grapes; The Current Local View; and Succession & Planning for the Future.

For more information: Click HERE for more information, the full program, and the registration link.

UC Davis: Effective Negotiations: Strategies and Tactics

Date: Friday, June 30th, 2017

Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Venue: Gallagher Hall, 540 Alumni Lane, Davis, California 95616

Presenter: Jim Olson, UC Davis Graduate School of Management (you may remember him from the January 2017 Negotiations Seminar!)

Cost: $1500 (group pricing is available and there is a discount for UC Davis alumni; ​fee includes ​all ​program ​materials, ​education ​fees, ​continental ​breakfast, ​lunch ​and ​snacks)

Description: In ​this ​workshop, ​you ​will ​be ​introduced ​to ​the ​science ​and ​art ​of ​negotiating ​successfully, ​in ​business ​and ​in ​life. ​ ​We ​negotiate ​many ​times ​a ​day, ​often ​without ​even ​realizing ​it. ​ ​By ​learning ​and ​practicing ​negotiating ​basics ​in ​this ​workshop, ​from ​preparation ​to ​getting ​to ​“yes”, ​you ​will ​dramatically ​improve ​your ​confidence ​entering ​important ​negotiations, ​and ​the ​outcomes ​from ​those ​negotiations. ​ ​This ​workshop ​is ​hands ​on. ​ ​You ​will ​learn ​negotiating ​skills ​by ​negotiating ​with ​other ​participants ​in ​a ​safe, ​learning-rich ​environment. ​ ​Lecture ​time ​is ​minimal. ​ ​Learning ​by ​doing ​is ​emphasized.

For more information: Click HERE for more information, the full brochure and a registration link.

Lodi Grape Harvest Safety Seminar

Dates: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: 8:00am

Venue: Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St, Lodi, CA 95240

Cost: FREE (complimentary lunch)

Description: This seminar will be presented in English and Spanish and will cover the following topics: Grape Harvest Safety, Night Harvest Safety, and Heat Illness Prevention.

For more information: Contact LDGGA by phone 209.339.8246 or by email info@ldgga.org

UCANR IGIS:  Drone Camp!

Dates: July 25-27th, 2017

Venue: UCANR, Davis, CA

Cost: $900 (there is also a discount for UC employees and students)

Description: Designed for people with little to no experience with drones who want to learn how to use drones for mapping applications.  Topics covered include: drone science, safety and regulations, mission planning, flight operations, data processing, data analysis, visualization, and the latest trends and technology.

For more information: See the IGIS website: igis.ucanr.edu/dronecamp/.  Limited to 30 participants, so reserve your spot EARLY by filling out an application form HERE.  The initial application period runs from March 1 – April 15.

Cal Poly: Fertigation Short Course

Date: August 7th, 2017

Time: 8am – 5pm 

Venue: Irrigation Training & Research Center, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cost: $40

Description: The course will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to comply with new nitrogen regulations in California. A copy of the new edition of the ITRC fertigation manual is included with course. Participants will also receive up-to-date information on nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, and organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean.

For more information: See course details or sign up at www.itrc.org/classes/desmgr.htm

UC IPM Online Trainings

The UC Statewide IPM Program provides online courses that reflect current advances in pest management and related topics. Selected courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for Continuing Education units. Some are also approved for structural units from the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB).

Check out the UC Integrated Pest Management website for online trainings – some are free and some charge a fee: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/training/index.html.

Organizations Hosting Training Seminars and Educational Events (many of these qualify for Lodi Rules Standards 1.6 & 2.8)

Ag Safe Conference

American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) annual meeting

American Vineyard Grape Expo

Association of Applied IPM Ecologists (AAIE) annual conference

California Plant and Soil Conference (California Chapter of the ASA)

California State University-Fresno Biennial Grape Day

California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) Meetings and Workshops

Clarksburg Grape Day

Dollars and Sense Tradeshow and Seminar

Foothill Grape Day

Lodi Farm Safety Day

Lodi Grape Day (every February)

Lodi District Grape Growers Association Seminars and Workshops

Lodi Winegrape Commission Seminars and Workshops

Napa Valley Viticulture Fair

Rootstock: Napa Valley Grapegrowers

San Joaquin Farm Bureau Seminars and Workshops

San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium

San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association Annual Meeting and Industry Forum

Sonoma Grape Day

Sustainable Ag Expo (San Luis Obispo every fall)

University of California-Davis extension courses and seminars (RAVE, etc.)

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium (every January in Sacramento)

Vineyard Economics Seminar

Wine Industry Financial Symposium


World Ag Expo (every February)

Event Calendar
  1. Irrigation Efficiency Field Day

    June 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
  2. Lodi Rules Committee Mtg

    June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm