Viticulture and Enology Program
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark
Course(s): VIN 112 - Botanical Viticulture
Andy Allen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Mississippi State University in 1980 and spent twelve years working in the nursery and landscape industry. He returned to school in 1992 and pursued a Master’s degree in Horticulture at the University of Arkansas, specializing in the area of pomology, the study of fruit science and cultivation, while working as the fruit program research technician, where he was introduced to table and winegrape production. After receiving his Master’s degree in 1999 he decided to specialize in viticulture and in late 2000 accepted the position of Extension Viticulturist with North Carolina State University, where he served from January 2001 until 2004. In May of that year he left North Carolina to return to the Ozark Mountain region as the Viticulture Advisor with the Mid-America Viticulture and Enology Center at Missouri State University’s State Fruit Experiment Station campus in Mountain Grove, MO for two years before becoming the state Extension Viticulturist with the Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He served in this position for 6 years before leaving in 2012 to become the Chair of the Viticulture and Enology Program at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark in Ozark, AR where he currently serves. His areas of interest include plant physiology, plant ecology, and sustainable viticulture practices and production systems.