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:

LWC & Lodi Public Library: INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL AND CLOUD COMPUTING.

Date: Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Time: 12pm

Venue: Computer Room, Lodi Public Library, 201 W Locust St, Lodi, CA 95240

Presenters: Library Staff and Guest Speakers

Cost: FREE (no library card needed)

Description: Maybe  you are one of the few people left who doesn’t use email, but your family has been asking you to?  Or perhaps you use a slow, outdated email provider?  In this course you will sign up for a free email account with Google’s service, gmail.  You’ll also learn how to store documents online.

RSVP: Call (209) 333-5554, RSVP’s are mandatory as space is limited to the first 14 RSVP’s.  Popular classes will be repeated if there is interest.  Farmers and spouses/friends/neighbors are all welcome.


LWC & Lodi Public Library: COMPUTER BASICS AND INTERNET FOR FARMERS.

Date: Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Time: 9am

Venue: Computer Room, Lodi Public Library, 201 W Locust St, Lodi, CA 95240

Presenters: Library Staff and Guest Speakers

Cost: FREE (no library card needed)

Description: This course will teach you the basics of computers (using the keyboard and mouse) along with how to search for literally anything you want to know on the Internet.  No expereince necessary.

RSVP: Call (209) 333-5554, RSVP’s are mandatory as space is limited to the first 14 RSVP’s.  Popular classes will be repeated if there is interest.  Farmers and spouses/friends/neighbors are all welcome.


LWC & Lodi Public Library: INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL AND CLOUD COMPUTING.

Date: Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Time: 9am

Venue: Computer Room, Lodi Public Library, 201 W Locust St, Lodi, CA 95240

Presenters: Library Staff and Guest Speakers

Cost: FREE (no library card needed)

Description: Maybe you are one of the few people left who doesn’t use email, but your family has been asking you to?  Or perhaps you use a slow, outdated email provider?  In this course you will sign up for a free email account with Google’s service, gmail.  You’ll also learn how to store documents online.

RSVP: Call (209) 333-5554, RSVP’s are mandatory as space is limited to the first 14 RSVP’s.  Popular classes will be repeated if there is interest.  Farmers and spouses/friends/neighbors are all welcome.


LWC: CD11 LODI PCA NETWORK BREAKFAST MEETING.

Date: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2017 (always on the first Tuesday morning of each month)

Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Venue: **change for January only** Lodi Wine & Visitor Center, 2545 W Turner Rd, Lodi 95242

Cost: FREE, breakfast provided with an RSVP

Credits: 1.5 (DPR – CE OTHER) applied for

Special Topic: Winter activities

Who Should Attend:  Local Pest Control Advisers (PCAs), GROWERS who manage their own pest control (PRIVATE APPLICATORS) or who have pest control questions, anyone looking for viticulture DPR CE credits, viticulture TECHNICAL ADVISERS in Lodi, and winemakers/grower relations personnel interested in learning about vineyard pest management.

Description: Our group meets monthly (the first Tuesday morning) to discuss current vineyard pests and their management, including pertinent monitoring information and IPM strategies. Strategies for dealing with vineyard management challenges are discussed. The goal is to create a strong local network for communicating best pest management strategies and for support with solving viticultural anomalies.

RSVP: Contact the Lodi Winegrape Commission by phone 209.367.4727 or email lwwc@lodiwine.com.


ZAP: ZINEX 2018.

Date: January 18th-20th, 2018.

Venue: San Francisco, CA

Cost: For tickets and prices, click here.

Description: Dine, Learn, Enjoy, Taste with legends and emerging rock stars of Zinfandel. ZinEX is a three-day wine and food extravaganza attracting wine lovers from around the world. Experience the classic character of Zinfandel at four extraordinary events featuring a diverse selection of wines and styles. The weekend includes a Welcome Reception, Farm-to-Table dinner, Flights seminar, Winemakers Auction & Dinner, and Grand Tasting. ZinEX 2018 features access to winemaker celebrities at three impressive venues, showcasing the talents of winemakers, chefs, and artisanal food purveyors. Your VIP package includes Heritage Club membership, tickets to each of these events and so much more.
For information on the expo, click here.


UNIFIED WINE AND GRAPE SYMPOSIUM.

Date: January 23rd-25th, 2018 (Exhibits January 24th-25th, 2018)

Venue: Sacramento Convention Center, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Description: For information on the symposium, click here.


2018 California Plant and Soil Conference.

Date: February 6th – 7th, 2018

Venue: Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Description: For more information, click here.

RSVP: Registration will open at a later date.


 WIVI 2018.

Date: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Venue: Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Description: WiVi Central Coast, is the premier wine and viticulture symposium and trade show in Central California. Now the largest wine industry event south of San Francisco, WiVi boasts 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with nearly 200 exhibits and hundreds of new products, product demonstrations, educational seminars and networking opportunities for winemakers, grape growers, winery owners and managers.  This one-day conference and tradeshow features sessions by top industry leaders on regional viticulture, enology and DTC topics and gives attendees the opportunity to understand and experience new trends and technology.
For information on the expo, click here.


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 (LWC) 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

WINexpo

World Ag Expo (every February)

Event Calendar