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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
Description: Grape 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.
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
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
Venue: San Diego, California (Exact location will come at a later date).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- More information will be available as the arrangements are completed.
RSVP: Questions about the Symposium can be emailed to email@example.com. 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
American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) annual meeting
American Vineyard Grape Expo
Association of Applied IPM Ecologists (AAIE) annual conference
California State University-Fresno Biennial Grape Day
California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) Meetings and Workshops
Dollars and Sense Tradeshow and Seminar
Lodi Grape Day (every February)
Lodi District Grape Growers Association Seminars and Workshops
Lodi Winegrape Commission (LWC) Seminars and Workshops
Napa Valley Viticulture Fair
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Seminars and Workshops
San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium
San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association Annual Meeting and Industry Forum
Sustainable Ag Expo (San Luis Obispo every fall)
Unified Wine and Grape Symposium (every January in Sacramento)
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.