We invite you to enroll in the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program. When you enroll you have a direct link to the latest information from Cornell and other resources around the country on topics that are important to you as a grape grower, including pest management, vineyard nutrition, crop management and farm business management. The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is committed to providing you with important and timely information through a variety of means to help you produce the best crop possible as efficiently as possible.
When you join LERGP you receive the following benefits:
* LERGP electronic Crop Updates
* LERGP Vineyard Notes Newsletters
* Vineyard consultations with viticulture staff
* Important announcements about upcoming meetings and workshops
*Special rates for events and workshops for members
Our program is supported, in part, by 5 Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations: 4 in Western NY (Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) an 1 in Erie PA. Enrollment discounts are given to those that live and farm in these counties (In region enrollment). Please visit your local Extension web-site or office to enroll. Contact information is located below.
We invite anyone living or farming outside of these areas to enroll as well. (Out of region enrollment). See form below.
|CCE Cattaraugus County
28 Parkside Dr.
Ellicottville NY 14731
716-699-2377 ext 100
|CCE Chautauqua County
525 Falconer St PO Box 20
Jamestown NY 14702
|CCE of Erie County NY
21 S. Grove St.
East Aurora NY 14052
716-652-5400 Ext 176
CCE Erie County Ag Program Enrollment
|CCE Niagara County
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport NY 14094
Penn State Extension
Erie County Office
606 West 2nd Street
Erie, PA 16507-1111
Phone: (814) 825-0900, Ext. 2
Enrollment Form - Online - Out of Region Enrollment Only
LERGP Winter Conference Series- 2 Virtual -1 In Person
December 9, 2022
February 9, 2023
March 16, 2023
2023 NYSDEC How to Get Certified Course
March 23, 2023
This course is to prepare you for the pesticide applicator exam scheduled for March 30, 2023, to be held at CLEREL.
Westfield Maid Coop Takes FIRST PlaceWestfield Maid Cooperative, one of the largest and oldest marketing grower cooperatives based in the Lake Erie grape growing region, won the top prize in the best new beverage category for its "Good n' Grapey" Concord grape juice pouches, aimed at supplying school cafeterias. Westfield Maid, the state's first New York State Grown & Certified juice processor, was part of the 2019 "Grape-to-School" pilot program that aimed to bring New York-grown Concord grape juice to select school districts across the state. Its pilot product used foil-topped plastic juice cups, which often required storage in schools' already limited freezer space. The new juice pouches are shelf-stable with colorful branding designed to encourage more kids to drink Concord grape juice.
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Spotted Lanternfly Public Service AnnouncementPlease take a look at this PSA on YouTube. It is narrated by our very own Jennifer Phillips Russo.
Recorded Coffee Pot MeetingsYou may not be able to obtain Pesticide License Recertification points but you can gain plenty of valuable information by watching the coffee pot meetings if you missed them! We have had some special guest speakers sharing valuable information with us!
Click the link below for access to all of the recorded LERGP Coffee Pot Meetings!
Recorded LERGP Coffee Pot Meetings