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North Central Michigan College - Corporate & Community Education

1515 Howard Street

Room 536 (Located in the SCRC Bldg)

Petoskey, MI 49770

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We are excited to bring to you a new series of viticulture Cold-Climate Grapes workshops. Join some of the experts in our region to keep abreast of current ideas and strategies in vineyard agricultural development and winemaking!

Join us in this 18 part series which will provide Certificates of Completion for Series 1 (9 classes) and Series 2 (9 Classes). (To receive a Certificate of Completion you can not miss more than two (2) classes in either series).

  • Vine Track - - #1 through #9 classes - January 9, - February 7, 2019

  • Wine Track - #10 through #18 classes - February 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019

  • Whole Series (18) January 9 - March 13, 2019

Attend any of the workshops or all of them, just make sure to register to hold your spot! We will be offering these classes individually. This is your opportunity to register for all 18 classes - here and now. Make the commitment to your business and yourself. What better way to start 2019!

These classes will be a great asset to all those that attend. Encourage your entrepreneurial spirit or get yourself more knowledge to further your business ideas. We encourage all those seeking employment in vineyards as these classes may be the key to success for your next career.

VINE TRACK SERIES #1
#1 Planning and Planting a Vineyard for Commercial Production - 1/9/19 6-9 p.m.
#2 Trellis Design & Pruning, Mgt. for Cold Hardy Grapes - Class & Field Study1/14/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#3 Vineyard Nutrition Management -1/16/2019 - 6-8 p.m.
#4 Cold Hardy Grapes - The Emerging Best Choices for Wine Making - 1/23/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#5 Finances of Grape Growing, What goes into the cost and selling price? - 1/24/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#6 Pesticide Application Requirements & Best Practices - 1/30/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#7 Controlling Vineyard Damage from Fungus and Insects - 1/31/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#8 Vineyard Weed Control & Ground Cover Management - 2/6/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#9 Controlling Bird & Other Critter Damage in Vineyards-2/7/19 - 6-8 p.m.


WINE TRACK SERIES #2
#10 Processing Cold Climate Grapes into Fine Wine - 2/13/18 6-8 p.m.
#11 Strategic Permitting for Wine Entrepreneurs - 2/14/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#12 Laboratory Testing basics in the Production of Cold Hardy Grape Wine- 2/20/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#13 Establishing Commercial Wine Production Costs and Retail Pricing- 2/21/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#14 Fermentation, Tannin & Acid Management in Cold Climate Varietals- 2/27/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#15 The Dos and
Don's of Bottling- How to get your Wine into Bottles Safely- 2/28/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#16 Wine & Grape Marketing Tactics - The Tip of The Mitt Approach - 3/6/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#17 Recognizing & Identifying the Aromas in Wine - 3/7/19 - 6-8 p.m.
#18 Vines to Wines Conference - 3/13/19 Time to be Determined

These classes are brought to you in partnership with Crosshatch/USDA and the members of SAGGA, Straits Area Grape Growers Association to bring community education, growth in agriculture and continued development and business ingenuity.

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