Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Enrollment

Program Areas

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  • Vineyard Nutrition
  • Crop Management
  • Market Development
  • Farm Business

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  • Vineyard Notes Newsletter
  • Crop Update Weekly Electronic Newsletter
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • Discounted Conference Registration Fees

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Grape - Winter Content


Business Management

Business ManagementThe Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is designed to serve the needs of regional growers and wineries. Long term trends in bulk juice production has held steady in the region for decades. Most profit growth requires improvements in production and management efficiency. Specialty wine production have seen steady growth for the past decade. Bulk wine production is a market that continues to shift and evolve with consumer preferences. With those realities in mind we strive to give growers the tools to improve their generational sustainability and fiscal health.

Most Recent Business Management Winter Content

Ag Group Herbicide Strategy Comments

Last Modified: October 26, 2023

Letter to EPA regarding:

RE: Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework to Reduce Exposure of Federally Listed Endangered
and Threatened Species and Designated Critical Habitats from the Use of Conventional
Agricultural Herbicides (EPA-HQ-OPP-2023-0365)

NYSDOT Truck Inspection Power Point Presentation Slides

Last Modified: August 2, 2023

NYS Trooper, Matt Luft, presented on Commercial Vehicle Awareness at CLEREL, including a mock truck inspection to raise awareness to what they look for when doing an inspection.  The power point presentation slides that he used are attached for your reference.

Chautauqua County Agricultural Improvement Program

Last Modified: April 1, 2022

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Chautauqua County Legislature announce the Chautauqua County Agricultural Improvement Program.

We are looking to assist with your business improvements.
Chautauqua County Agricultural Improvement Program funding is provided by the Chautauqua County Legislature with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

 Do you have an upcoming project planned on your farm?
 Want to improve your agricultural business?
 Need help funding the improvements?
 Are you ready to make farm changes and improvements?
 Do you have a business plan?
 Do you want help developing a business plan?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions,
let us help you!

Upcoming Events

2024 LERGP Spray Program

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 5, 2023

2024 LERGP Spray Program


Commercial Vehicle Awareness slide presentation

NYS Trooper, Matt Luft, presented on Commercial Vehicle Awareness at CLEREL on Thursday, August 2nd.  He has given us the permission to share his slides for you to reference at your convenience to share with others or to review. Please reference this link. 

Straight Talk: Is H-2A Working Out in the Vineyard

Check out the story below.  Our local grower Andy Knight is one of the 3 growers interviewed.

Spotted Lanternfly Public Service Announcement

Please take a look at this PSA on YouTube.  It is narrated by our very own Jennifer Phillips Russo.
If you see a Spotted Lanternfly:
1-Take a photo
2-Collect it
3-Squish it
4-Report it

LERGP Podcasts- check them out!


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