FGGA Annual Conference - January 13-14, 2017 Palatka, FL

Conference Location:
Crystal Cove Resort, LLC, 133 Crystal Cove Drive, Palatka, FL
(Click here for resort info)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Registration 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Welcome – 12:30 pm – JR Newbold, President of FWGGA

JOINT SESSION – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
University Updates -15 minutes each university
FAMU – Dr. Violetka Colova U of F – Dr. John C. Peterson

JOINT SESSION – 1:15 – 2:00 pm
“Fruit vs Grape Winemaking: Comparative Differences “– Brent Trela – Alert Aesthetics

JOINT SESSION – 2:15pm – 3:00 pm
“The Importance of Branding” – Sally Erwin – ServinCreative

Mini-BREAK 3:00 -3:30

JOINT SESSIONS – 3:30 – 4:15pm
“ Detecting Tastes & Odors in Wines”– Charles Sims – U of F

JOINT SESSION – 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
“Value-Added Functional Foods from Muscadine Grapes” – Devaiah Kambiranda FAMU

GENERAL MEETING – 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
State of the FGGA – Election of Officers – Board Meeting

MEET AND GREET (Wine Tasting) – 6:00 PM (Exhibits)*

DINNER – 7:15 PM
“A Concept for A New UF Undergraduate Program…Insights and Feedback” remarks by Dr. John Peterson Professor of Horticulture and Director of the Plant Science Major at the University of Florida.

• Several exhibits possible – set up and open during the breaks in the side room as well as during the Meet and Greet.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Registration 7:30 am – 8:00 am

JOINT SESSION – 8:30 am – 9:15 am
“Make Great Looking Wines” ” – David Noone -Noontime Labels

JOINT SESSION – 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Update on the WINE TRAILS/Book project – Pam Watson

JOINT SESSION – 9:45 am – 10:15 am
“Value Added Products From Muscadine Grapes” – Liwei Gu ,UF

Mini-Break – 10:15 – 10:30 am

JOINT SESSION – 10:30 – 11:00 “Consumption Trends of Millennials and Baby Boomers” Dr. Brandon R. McFadden – U of F

JOINT SESSION – 11:00 am – 11:45 pm
“Potential in Gift Card Sales “– Hal Loewenstein – Creatac

LUNCH & JOINT SESSION – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Using Social Media & Website Update –
Roundtables

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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