JANUARY 6, 2020. BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, LODI RULES DIRECTOR.

Please join us on January 16, 2020, in Lodi for our annual LODI RULES meeting where our farmers, vintners, and supporters gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year and talk about what is coming ahead.  Everyone is welcome!  This event is an excellent opportunity for networking and engaging with fellow industry members who prioritize sustainability and believe in leaving things better than how they find them.  Scroll down for details.

This year we are happy to host two incredible guest speakers with strong ties to LODI RULES:  Kent Reeves and Steve MatthiassonKent Reeves, whom you may know from our Sustainable Vision Workshops, is joining us to discuss regenerative agriculture, soil health, and what he’s learned from being part of the successful Rancher-to-Rancher program.  Steve Matthiasson, one of the original authors of the Lodi Winegrower’s Workbook, will share sustainability success stories from the vineyard to the marketplace.

Noah (age 5) learns about mealybug destroyer beetles and how they can be deployed with parabug’s drone at the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s Family Field Day in July 2019. Photo by Meghan Lange.

We’ll also be giving away copies of the Xerces Society book Farming with Native Beneficial Insects and Dr. Stephanie Bolton will talk about how to use beneficial insects as a tool to engage agritourists and the next generation.

We’ll have both paella and cheeseburger options for a casual lunch so please be sure to RSVP today!  Hope to see you there.

LODI RULES YEAR END RECAP EVENT.

Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Time: 11am – 2pm (lunch provided)

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

Cost: FREE

Special Guests:  Kent Reeves & Steve Matthiasson

Credits:  3 hrs CCA  – CE (sustainability, soil & water, prof. development)

Description:  The LODI RULES Community – growers, vintners, supporters, & leaders – gathers annually to discuss the previous certification year and to highlight important opportunities ahead. Attending this annual meeting ensures that you have all of the latest resources to get the most out of your LODI RULES participation, engages you with your LODI RULES community, and informs you of any changes coming ahead.

Interested in joining LODI RULES? This is a great event to help you decide before applications are due to Protected Harvest on February 14th, 2020.

RSVP by Jan. 15th: Contact the Lodi Winegrape Commission by phone 209.367.4727 or email lwwc@lodiwine.com.

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Learn more about LODI RULES at lodirules.org.