When: Thursday, March 5, 2009

9:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Jean Harvie Senior and Community Center

14273 River Road, Walnut Grove Calif., 95690

(Stay on River Rd. to south end of Walnut Grove; The Community Center is on the left.)

(a wheelchair accessible facility)

Sponsors:

• UC Cooperative Extension – Sacramento, Yolo, & Solano Counties

• Clarksburg Wine Growers & Vintners Association

Program:

8:30 a.m. - Sign-in

Pastries provided courtesy of Sacramento Valley Farm Credit

9:00 - Welcome

Tim Waits – President of Clarksburg Wine Growers Association

9:05 - Contracting to deliver grapes and get paid

Dale Stern – Stern, Van Vleck & McCarron, LLP, Sacramento

9:45 - Saving labor and material costs in pest management

Chris Storm – Vino Farms, Lodi

10:10 - Break

10:40 - Vineyard mechanization with an emphasis on fruit and wine quality

Craig Ledbetter – Vino Farms, Lodi

Lance Vande Hoef – Pellenc America Inc., Santa Rosa

11:30 - District 17’s position in California’s wine industry

Jeff Bitter – Allied Grape Growers, Fresno

12:15 - Luncheon – Courtesy of AGRO Crop Insurance