Arkansas Association of Grape Growers 2015 Conference, Trade Show, and Banquet
Arkansas Tech University, Ozark Campus, Student Services and Conference Center Ozark, AR
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Arkansas Association of Grape Growers http://argrapegrowers.org/
The Arkansas Association of Grape Growers is a non-profit agricultural organization dedicated to unite and educate growers; assist with research; promote and protect the art, science, and commerce of viticulture in Arkansas.
The conference will begin with the AAGG Annual Business Meeting, followed by sessions presented by experts on topics of interest to the grape and wine industry. Topics will include grape pathology in the East, pest monitoring, fungicide and pesticide usage, social media in agribusiness, and a panel of grape growers and extension personnel discussing disease and pest management in vineyards. The conference concludes with a social hour and banquet. This event provides opportunities for networking among grape growers, grape processors, vendors, academia, and individuals interested in the growth and economic development of the grape and wine industry in Arkansas and the surrounding region.
Conference Location: Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, 1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark, AR 72949, Ozark Student Services Conference Center
8:00-8:45 am Registration, Student Service Conference Center concourse 8:45-9:15 am AAGG Annual Business Meeting-Room 9:15-10:30 am Mold & Mildews, Spots & Rots, Grape Pathology in the East Wayne Wilcox, Grape Pathologist, Cornell University 10:30-10:45 amBreak 10:45-11:30 Pest Monitoring is Part of Pest Management Donn Johnson, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas 11:30-12:15 Pesticide Regulations for Arkansas Vineyards, Susie Nichols, Director of Pesticide Division, Arkansas State Plant Board 12:15-1:15 pm-Exhibitor Lunch 1:15-2:00 pm Use of Social Media in Agribusiness Adriane Barnes, Director of Communications, Arkansas Agriculture Department 2:00-3:00 pm Promoting the Grape and Wine Industry in Your State Doniella Winchell, Director, Ohio Wine Producers 3:00-3:15 pmBreak 3:15-4:15 Panel Discussion: Pest and Disease Management Panel Joe Bishop, Bishop Farms; Audrey House, Chateau Aux Arc; Thomas Post, Post Familie Vineyards; and Wayne Wilcox, Cornell University
Social and Banquet Location: The Gathering Place, 1606 Franklin Street, Altus, AR 72821 5:00 - 5:30 pm: Social 5:30 7:30 pm: Banquet Banquet Keynote Speaker: Leadership and Success in Grape and Wine Industries Grape and Wine Industry, Doniella Winchell, Director, Ohio Wine Producers
Arkansas Tech University, Ozark Campus, Student Services and Conference Center (View)
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949