VESTA offers a monthly newsletter that focuses on VESTA content and also highlights relevant industry news. Also, gathered on this page are Grape and Wine Industry websites and newsletters.

Cornell Viticulture and Enology Program The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell is home to one of the top viticulture and enology programs in the world and is internationally recognized for its expertise in breeding table, juice and wine grapes adapted to cool climate growing regions.

EPA Occupational Pesticide Safety and Health Environmental topics, laws & regulations, report violations.

From the Land of Kansas From the Land of Kansas is the state trademark program designed to promote and celebrate agricultural experiences and products grown, raised or produced in Kansas. The From the Land of Kansas brand makes it easier for people to find and support Kansas-made products and Kansas-based businesses.

Kansas Agritourism Program The Kansas Agritourism Promotion Act was signed into law in 2004. The purpose of the Act is to promote the growth of the agritourism industry in Kansas.

KGGWA ( The KGGWA was formed in 1987 as a coalition of Kansas grape growers and winemakers to improve the industry practices and products in Kansas The KGGWA is a not for profit organization whose purpose is: To further the growth and economic development of grape growing and winemaking in the state of Kansas To search for the wine grape varieties best adapted to Kansas To develop research projects on improving wine making methods To improve the quality of grapes grown in Kansas To furnish current information to growers and vintners To participate in studies, programs, research and data dissemination on grapes and wine To represent the interest of Kansas growers and vintners in legislative issues To develop education programs that will assist in the promotion, production, and quality of Kansas grapes and wine.

Kansas Viticulture & Farm Winery Association The Kansas Viticulture and Farm Winery Association (KVFWA) is a not-for-profit organization whose main purpose is to nurture the expansion and growth of the grape industry in Kansas, particularly for farm wineries.

Michigan State University Extension Grapes Resources for growing healthy wine and juice grapes in Michigan.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture  Minnesota Grown, Agriculture Marketing and Development Division.

The National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) The National Clean Plant Network for Grapes (NCPN-Grapes) is a network of industry members, experts in plant pathology, regulators and clean plant centers that provides healthy grapevine material to the grape industry in the United States.

National Pesticide Safety Education Center The National Pesticide Safety Education Center is a new entrepreneurial venture led by university extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) state and territory coordinators. The goal of the Center is to be the premier national provider of high quality, research-based pesticide safety education.

Ohio State University Grape Extension  OSU South Centers provides objective scientific research and powerful educational programs through the collaboration of OARDC, OSU Extension and several local, state and national partners.

Organic Materials Review Institute OMRI supports organic integrity by developing clear information and guidance about materials, so that producers know which products are appropriate for organic operations. OMRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides an independent review of products, such as fertilizers, pest controls, livestock health care products, and numerous other inputs that are intended for use in certified organic production and processing.

Penn State Extension Grape and Wine Production Educational outreach for commercial wine grape growers and wineries, home grape growers and winemakers.

Pesticide Applicator Certification & Training Meeting  The goal of the PACT is to provide State Lead Agencies (SLA’s) and Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) staff and other stakeholders with information to support applicator certification and training and Worker Protection Standard programs and provide opportunities for networking.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Located at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, we conduct research in the Department of Horticultural Science and at the Horticultural Research Center. Our focus is on grapevine cultivar development which includes: wine grapes, table grape varieties, and ornamentals that survive and thrive the cold-climate conditions.

University of Missouri Grape and Wine Institute Advance the growth and prosperity of the Missouri grape and wine industry through education and research.

USDA Plant Pests and Diseases Programs Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds to ensure an abundant, high-quality, and varied food supply.

Wine America 2022 Wine Impact Study The American wine industry generates close to $276.07 billion in total economic activity, dramatically illustrating that wine is the ultimate value-added beverage. The broader economic impact flows throughout the nation, generating business for firms seemingly unrelated to the wine industry. Real people, with real jobs, working in industries as varied as farming, banking, accounting, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, printing, and advertising depend on the wine industry for their livelihoods.