Midwest School for Beginning Grape Growers - WI

Sunday, March 29, 10am - 4:30pm

Monday, March 30, 8am - 4:30pm

Tuesday, March 31, 8am - 2:30pm

This intensive, three-day course gives you a realistic picture of what it takes to start and operate a successful vineyard business - including capital, management, labor, & other resources.  Topics covered include market assessment and profitability, site selection and soil preparation, variety selection, pest management, economics, equipment, and labor needs.

What we offer:

 A unique program that combines

knowledge from experienced growers

and regional experts

 Learn essential concepts in vineyard

management and what it takes to

succeed in this type of business

 Spend extended time with experienced

growers and gather invaluable tips and

practical know-how

 Network and learn from fellow growers

and entrepreneurs

Program highlights

This class affords the opportunity to immerse yourself into the realities of grape growing with a team of instructors who share your enthusiasm. 

Pre-registration is required. We apologize, but no walk-ins can be accommodated.

Co-sponsored by VESTA, the IPM Institute of North America, UW-Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, and the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association.

Contact name: Peter Werts
Phone: 608-232-1410
E-mail: pwerts@ipminstitute.org
Admission price: $375
Lodging info: You must arrange your own lodging.

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Location: Madison, WI