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: Nitrogen Management Seminar

Date: Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Time: 8:30 – 10:30am (coffee and donuts provided)

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

Presenter: Stan Grant, Progressive Viticulture

Cost: FREE

Credits: CCA (1.5) approved; Nitrogen (1.5 NMP – *new*) approved; Lodi Rules Standards 1.6 & 2.8, Chapter 4

Description: Stan Grant (MS, Soil Science) will discuss vineyard nitrogen monitoring, forms of applied nitrogen, nitrogen application rates & times, optimizing vineyard nitrogen efficiency, and fruit nitrogen.  This seminar will be technical in nature so please come with a notebook!

For more information: Contact Dr. Stephanie Bolton at the Lodi Winegrape Commission, 209.367.4727 or stephanie@lodiwine.com.  If you know you can attend, please RSVP to 209.367.4727 or lwwc@lodiwine.com.  It’s also okay to just show up as we know you’re busy in the vineyard!

Economic Tools to Assess Costs & Benefits of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices

Dates: May 31st (webinar), June 15th (Napa), June 16th (UC Davis), TBD (Lodi)

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.

University of California: Benefits of Soil Management for Farming Systems

Date: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Time: 9am-1pm (lunch provided)

Venue: UC West Side Research & Extension Center, 17353 W. Oakland Ave., Five Points, CA

Cost: FREE

Credits: CCA (2.5) Crop Management approved; CCA (2.0) Soil & Water Management approved; PCA (1.0) Other approved

Description:  This course will combine an integrated and systems-oriented approach for soil, crop, and pest management aimed at achieving healthy soil as an overall means for improving system performance, productivity, and function.  For the full agenda with all presenters, click here.

RSVP: online here

For more information: Contact Jeff Mitchell at jpmitchell@ucdavis.edu or by phone at (559) 303-9689.

LWC: Chemical & Mechanical Suckering Demo

Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Time: 8:00 am (please be on time as we are meeting at the address below and then heading to a vineyard block elsewhere)

Venue: 2320 Lambert Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95757 (Trinchero)

Cost: FREE

Description: Matt Frank (Viticulturist, Trinchero Family Estates) will demonstrate chemical suckering and Dave Crockett (Infaco-USA) will demonstrate battery-powered mechanical

RSVP: if you can, 209.367.4727 or lwwc@lodiwine.com by June 5th


California Farmlink: Special Legal Considerations for Managing Farm & Ranches

Date: Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Time: 9am-12 noon Workshop for: Attorneys, accountants, and business advisers
1pm-4pm Workshop for: Ag educators and technical assistance providers

Venue: UCCE Conference Room, Monterey County Agricultural Center, 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, California

Cost: $25

Credits: morning session will qualify for MCLE credit and certificate for CPE

Description: This special seminar will cover current topics in agricultural and emerging food safety law, federal programs, and farm and ranch business formation and transfer. The morning session from 9 am to noon is designed for attorneys, accountants, and other professional service providers. The afternoon session will cover the same topics but from a less technical perspective.

RSVP: online morning session or afternoon session

For more information: Visit website here.

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 (only $275 if you register by May 15th HERE); 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 and the full program.

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.

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.

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

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