Educational Program for Grape Growers
Moderator: Hemant Gohil, Gloucester County Ag Agent
The 2018 Ag Convention & Trade Show features a Wine Grape session on Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018. Wine grape experts will present topics related to growing wine grapes in New Jersey. Wine grape presentations are being held from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.
Topics and speakers include:
- Should You Be Growing Grapes? (Gary Pavlis)
- Vineyard Establishment (Daniel Ward)
- What Should You Grow? Grape Variety Selection (Joseph Fiola)
- Weed Management During the Vineyard Establishment (Thierry Besançon)
- Avoiding Costly Mistakes During the Early Years (Hemant Gohil)
- Case Study – What Worked and What Didn’t (Bill Heritage)
If you are interested in establishing a vineyard or farming wine grapes, we highly encourage you attend this workshop. Experienced grape growers can also benefit. Re-certification credits will be awarded.
Daily passes cost $50 per person per day. However, if you become a member of the NJ Vegetable Growers Association before Feb. 1, it costs $100 annually and two people receive passes for all convention days and gain access to the Tuesday evening social. See the NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show link for details.
Take this excellent opportunity to learn critical information about growing wine grapes in New Jersey and consider the possibilities.
The 2018 Ag Convention is held at Harrah’s Resort (777 Harrah’s Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ) February 6-8, 2018.
For more information: NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show