FGGA Annual Conference - January 15-16,2016 Palatka, FL

Conference Location:
Crystal Cove Resort, LLC, 133 Crystal Cove Drive, Palatka, FL

Friday, January 15, 2016

Registration – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome – 12:30 pm

JOINT SESSION   12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
The Wine Trail Concept  – Pam Watson, guest speaker

 

JOINT SESSIONS  1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Grape Varietals  –  Dr. Dennis Gray  UF/IFAS, Apopka

BREAK OUT SESSIONS – A2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

COMMERCIAL Disease Control In the Vineyard ; Dr. James Obuya and Dr. Violeta Tsolova  (FAMU Center for Viticulture & Small Fruit Research)

 

HOBBYISTS-
 Designing Your Winery (Home)   Sherry Hutchinson 


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

COMMERCIAL – Using Herbicides in the Vineyard – Chris Marble from UF/IFAS
Mid Florida Research and Education Center

HOBBYISTS
Vineyard & Winery Equipment – beyond the commercial items – Duke Hutchinson

JOINT SESSION 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
VESTA presentation – Mercy Olmstead, UF/IFAS Hastings Center

GENERAL MEETING 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

State of the FGGA – Election of Officers – Board Meeting , Report from VAC/Dept. of Ag. –  Melissa Hunt

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

DINNER 7:15 PM

 

Speaker:  Barry Gump   Florida International University, Miami, FL

   “Analysis of your wines….when and Why”           

        Informal social gatherings to follow.

Saturday, January 16, 2015

 Registration 7:30 am – 8:00 am

 JOINT SESSION8:00 am – 8:45 am
Understanding pH and Acid (For Dummies) – Barry Gump

 

JOINT SESSION9:00 am – 9:45 am
Irrigation Methods – Mercy Olmstead , UF/IFAS

JOINT SESSION10:00 am – 10:45 am
Recent Advances in Grapevine Canopy Management –  Violeta Tsolova   FAMU

 

SPLIT SESSION11:00 am – 11:45 am
1. Turning water into wine  – Does water affect your Wine?   – Donnie Nettles
2. Genetic Improvement of Grapevine through Precision Breeding – Dr. Dennis Gray

 

LUNCH  & JOINT SESSION  – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM   

              Using Social Media – Website Update –  Kris

               UF Updates

              FAMU Updates

 Farewells and Announcements

NOTE:  Wines for submission to the Fair can be brought to conference for transport if prior arrangements and registration is done.

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