Local Opportunities

Check 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!


LWC & LDGGA: LODI GRAPE HARVEST SAFETY SEMINAR.

Date: Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Time: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

7:30 am  Registration

8:00 am Harvest Safety Seminar

  • Mechanical Harvester Safety
  • Night Work Considerations
  • Tractor Safety
  • Heat Illness Prevention & First Aid Procedures

12:30 pm  Complimentary Lunch

Venue: Jackson Hall (Spanish Session) & Burgundy Hall (English Session), Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St, Lodi, CA 95240

Cost: FREE

Description: The Annual Lodi Grape Harvest Safety Seminar hosted by the Lodi District Grape Growers Association and the Lodi Winegrape Commission is free of charge to Lodi area growers and their employees. The program will be offered in English and Spanish, The half-day seminar will include sessions on tractor safety, night work considerations, harvest safety and more. Complimentary lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Attendees must RSVP to Amy Blagg with LDGGA by phone 209.339.8246 or email info@ldgga.org by July 16th. Please indicate English or Spanish session.


ZAP: ECONOMICS OF VINEYARD LAND CONSERVATION.

Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Venue: Oak Farm Vineyards, 23627 DeVries Rd., Lodi, CA 95242

Cost: FREE

Presenter: Charlotte Mitchell – Executive Director- California Farmland Trust

Description: Gain a solid understanding of the financial benefits of vineyard conservation and discover how easements can be highly customized to meet individual and business needs. There will be opportunities to ask questions and get the resources you need to move your planning forward.

Regional experts from will focus on vineyard-specific issues including:

  • Conservation Easements 101
  • Estate planning
  • Tax benefits and recent tax code changes
  • Understanding permitted and prohibited land use

Attendees will also hear first-hand stories from vineyard owners who have conservation easements on their vineyards.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Space is limited: Please register to reserve your seat today. To register for this event, please click here.


LWC & TVT: AERIAL IMAGERY WORKSHOP.

Date:  Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Time:  2pm – 4:30pm

Cost:  FREE, all are welcome

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

Credits:  2.5 (CCA – Crop Management) applied for

Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in aerial imagery.  Are you currently using aerial imagery in your vineyard?  We need grower perspectives – please call Stephanie!  209.367.4727

Description:  Aerial imagery has the potential to help farmers more efficiently manage their vineyards, especially those managing hundreds of acres. However, it’s tough to know where to start and which vendor to partner with. There is no thorough third-party review of what is available. So, we’re holding this joint meeting with The Vineyard Team to review the types of aerial imagery technology available (satellite, fixed wing, & UAV) and to learn what various companies can offer the grower. Information presented will include: a step by step review of how several aerial imagery systems work (timing, cost, software, interpretation of data, turnaround time, data format), what information the imaging system can provide and how that can be used, along with the pros and cons from a grower perspective.

RSVP if you can by 8/1: 209.367.4727 or lwwc@lodiwine.com


LWC: CD11 LODI PCA NETWORK BREAKFAST MEETING.

Date: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 (always on the first Tuesday morning of each month)

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am

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

Cost: FREE, breakfast provided with an RSVP

Credits: 1.5 (DPR – CE OTHER) applied for

Discussion Leader: TBD

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.

Following our regular PCA NETWORK BREAKFAST MEETING, you are welcome to bring your male mealybug delta traps by for help with identification! We will have a microscope set up and help available.

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


FRESNO STATE: GRAPE DAY.

Date: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Time: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology, 2360 E. Barstow Ave, Fresno, CA 93740

Cost: $20 if registered by July 30th

DescriptionGrape Day registration and a breakfast sponsored by the American Vineyard magazine will begin at 7:00 am on the shaded lawn area. The program will begin at 7:30 am with a welcome, special announcements, and introductions. Attend Grape Day to learn more about the ways our program serves the grape and wine industry and continues to prepare students for leadership roles. For a full list of presentations and more information, please click here.

For tours and activities, we recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen.  Water stations will be available.  If special accommodations are required, please indicate on the registration form. 

RSVP: To register for this event, please click here. For questions or special arrangements, please contact Cynthia Wood at cynthiaw@csufresno.edu.


HEAVENLY VILLAGE: WINE WALK – LODI WINE COUNTRY.

Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Venue: The Shops at Heavenly Village, 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150

Cost: $20 donation

Description: All Wine Walk donations benefit Christmas Cheer of Lake Tahoe. For more information, please click HERE.

RSVP: No reservation needed to attend this event.


VINEYARD TEAM: SUSTAINABLE AG EXPO.

Date: Monday, November 12th, 2018 – Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Venue: Madonna Inn Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Cost: Members: $155/1-day pass or Non-Members: $180/1-day pass; Members: $410/3-day pass or Non-Members: $460/3-day pass

Who Should Attend: Growers | Pest Control Advisors | Educators | Ag Companies

Description:The Sustainable Ag Expo is a multi-day educational seminar bringing the latest scientific and technical information to growers, pest control advisors, and other agricultural professionals interested in and committed to sustainable farming across a range of crops.

Sustainable farming exists in a complicated landscape of practical, social, economic, and regulatory forces. The educational content of the Sustainable Ag Expo is designed to produce insights and foster conversations on the most pressing issues in the field including pests and diseases, natural resource conservation, technology adoption, and regulatory compliance.

The Sustainable Ag Expo is also a great place to earn Continuing Education Units for license/certificate renewals.

RSVP: To register, please click HERE.


CDFA: 2018 PIERCE’S DISEASE/WINEGRAPE PEST AND DISEASE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM.

Date: Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 – Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Time: TBA

Venue: San Diego, California (Exact location will come at a later date).

Cost: TBA

Description: The 2018 Pierce’s Disease Research Symposium is being planned for December 18 and 19, 2018 in San Diego, California. Please be advised of the following:

  • The Symposium is open to all interested persons.
  • Researchers currently funded by the CDFA PD/GWSS Board are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the Symposium. This includes those funded by the Board to conduct research on other winegrape pests and diseases besides Pierce’s disease.
  • Questions about the Symposium can be emailed to pdsymposium@cdfa.ca.gov.
  • More information will be available as the arrangements are completed.

RSVP: Questions about the Symposium can be emailed to pdsymposium@cdfa.ca.gov. Registration information will be posted later once it becomes available.


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)


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.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Jul
19
HARVEST SAFETY SEMINAR
Lodi Grape Festival
7:30 am
Jul
26
LWC BOARD MEETING
Deodar Room – Wine & Roses
2:00 pm
Aug
2
AERIAL IMAGERY WORKSHOP
Burgundy Hall – Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
2:00 pm
Aug
7
FRESNO STATE GRAPE DAY
Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology
7:00 am

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