Virginia Vineyard New Grower Workshop
Registration is required for program attendance. Led by Virginia Tech Viticulture Specialists, this free workshop will provide an introduction to the basic components of vineyard operation in Virginia. Attendance to this or a previously offered workshop is required for new growers in order to be eligible for the Vineyard Development and Expansion Cost-Share Program.
9:00 Introduction and Market Opportunities
Dr. Tony Wolf, Director of Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and
Extension Center and Professor of Viticulture, Virginia Tech
9:30 Vineyard Business Planning and Predicted Cash Flows
Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Extension/Research Associate, Virginia Tech
10:00 Vineyard Site Evaluation and Environmental Challenges
Dr. Tony Wolf
10:45 Vineyard Design Considerations
11:30 Variety/Clone/Rootstock Considerations for the Mid-Atlantic
Dr. Tony Wolf
12:00 Lunch Provided by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR)
12:30 Fundamentals of Vineyard Management
1:30 Overview of Vineyard Development and Expansion Program
Amy Turner, IALR
2:00 Depart for Vineyard* (The Homeplace Vineyards, Chatham, VA)
*There will be an outdoor component to this meeting. Please dress appropriately.
To register, contact Amy Turner at Amy.Turner@ialr.org or 434.766.6788 by November 11.