2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 FGGA Annual Conference was held January 16 and 17, 2015 at the Quality Inn Riverfront, Palatka, FL 32177. If you have any questions, please contact the FGGA office.

QUALITY INN RIVERFRONT

201 North 1st Street
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 328-3481

 

Conference notebooks are available for purchase for $15
Contact us for more info: 386-329-0318 / admin@fgga.org

Friday, January 16, 2015

Registration 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome – 12:30 pm

JOINT SESSION 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
“Neutracuticals and other Grape Products” – Charlie Sims, UF Also a brief report on the UF grape/wine research

BREAK OUT SESSIONS – A – 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

COMMERCIAL “ Feeding Your Vine – Proper Nutrition Yields “Grape” Results” Mercy Olmstead

HOBBYIST– “Chaptalization vs. Back Sweetening” Don Nettles

BREAK OUT SESSIONS – B –2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

COMMERCIAL –“ Fruit Wines Industry” –Sarah Ashelman – Island Grove Wine Co.

HOBBYIST – “Starting a Wine Club or Wine Guild” Donnie Nettles & Sue Elliott

BREAK OUT SESSIONS – C – 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

COMMERCIAL – “Vineyard Best Management Practices” (quality/ water quantity for FL Specialty Fruit & Nut Crops) -Karen Stauderman

HOBBIEST – “What Not to Do in your Vineyard “- Robert Herold

JOINT SESSION – 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm “The Outlook for Florida Wine Industry “ – Charles Cox

GENERAL MEETING – 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM State of the FGGA General Membership Meeting -Election of Officers- Board Meeting

MEET AND GREET (Wine Tasting) – 6:30 PM

DINNER – 7:15 PM with speaker– Robert Herold “Benefits of Preventative Measures rather Than Remedial Measures “ Informal Social gatherings to follow

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Registration 7:30 am – 8:00 am

JOINT SESSION – 8:00 am – 8:45 am “Picking the Right Yeast Strain” – Jason Burrus

JOINT SESSION – 9:00 am – 9:45 am “Picking the Right Cultivars” – Violeta Colova FAMU Also a brief report on FAMU grape/wine research

JOINT SESSION – ` 10:00 am – 10:45 am “An introduction to growing and making Norton wine” Jason Burrus

JOINT SESSION – 11:00 am – 11:45 am “The Florida Wine Passport Where do we go from here” Donnie Nettles

LUNCH & JOINT SESSION – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM “The State of Affairs Roundtable” Questions & Answers with all our presenters. Box Lunch provided by Beef O’Brady’s 2:00 pm – Hands-On session at the IFAS Hastings Experimental Station-“ Pruning Techniques 101 and Beyond: Practice for the Novice and Advanced Viticulturist” – Mercy Olmstead & Violetka Colova Come on out to the Demonstration Vineyard at the Florida Partnership for Water, Agriculture and Community Sustainability in Hastings, FL and get some experience pruning mature muscadine vines! We will also have an opportunity to prune/examine some bunch grapes that are being established at the station

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