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January 2021

EnoCert 202: Tasting Room Sales Strategies

January 25, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Most consumers' first contact with the New York wine industry is in a tasting room, so understanding their interests, motivations, and educational needs is key to promoting the industry as a whole and increasing individual sales. In this course, participants will learn how to engage guests to create a fun and profitable tasting room experience.


EnoCert 101: Intro to Viticulture & Enology

January 26 - January 27, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


This course will cover the basics of grape growing from the ground up. Through live interactive lectures, participants will understand how vineyard site, climate, and trellising systems impact grape production and quality. Participants will also expand their understanding of production steps for specific wine types. Upon completing this course, attendees will learn how different wine types (white, red, ros?, sparkling) are produced, and the key decisions that need to be made to influence wine style.




February 2021

2021 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2 - February 23, 2021
7:00pm-9:30pm, Exam 6:00pm-10:00pm
Canandaigua, NY

2021 Research Reporting Session

February 11, 2021
10:00am-1:30pm


https://nywgf.zoom.us/j/7591657459
This grape research reporting session will focus on both viticulture and enology projects receiving total or partial funding from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation during 2020-2021 and new project proposals for 2021-2022.





March 2021

B.E.V. NY 2021

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 3 - March 5, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

B.E.V. NY 2021

Mark your calendars for B.E.V. NY 2021!

This year's conference will be completely online, but will still feature an array of speakers and panels talking about important topics in business, enology and viticulture.

Visit www.bevny.org for program and registration information.



April 2021

FLGP In-Person Spring IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 20, 2021
4:00-5:30PM
Penn Yan, NY


Registration for the in-person version of the FLGP's Spring Grape IPM Meeting. This meeting is mainly intended for those who are unable to participate in our online IPM meeting due to the lack of Internet access or for other reasons.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, attendance is being limited to 20 participants.

Date: May 11, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Location: Mel Hoover's Farm, 3307 Old Bath Rd, Penn Yan NY 14527

Registration can be done by calling or emailing Brittany Griffin, 315-536-5134 or bg393@cornell.edu


2021 Pest Management Spray Schedule - What's Your Plan?

April 21, 2021

Spring IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 28, 2021
4:30-6:00 PM


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 28, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Finger Lakes Grape Program Spring IPM Meeting

Please register through the following link:
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JDjrgTqfRWaaaM8qDvNP9Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


May 2021

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #1

May 5, 2021

FLGP In-Person Spring IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 11, 2021
4:00-5:30PM
Penn Yan, NY


Registration for the in-person version of the FLGP's Spring Grape IPM Meeting. This meeting is mainly intended for those who are unable to participate in our online IPM meeting due to the lack of Internet access or for other reasons.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, attendance is being limited to 20 participants.

Date: May 11, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Location: Mel Hoover's Farm, 3307 Old Bath Rd, Penn Yan NY 14527

Registration can be done by calling or emailing Brittany Griffin, 315-536-5134 or bg393@cornell.edu


LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #2

May 12, 2021

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #3

May 19, 2021

FLGP Tailgate Meeting #1 (Online)

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 25, 2021
4:30-6:00PM


Register in advance for this meeting by using the following link:
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceqprzksHNXJTbu-5ViDvfB9E0hcUObf

Registration is only required once. The link you receive after registering can be used for all of this year's online Tailgate Meetings.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #4

May 26, 2021



June 2021

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #5

June 2, 2021

FLGP Tailgate Meeting #2 (In-Person)

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 8, 2021
4:30-6:00PM
Branchport, NY


"Live" Tailgate Meeting - June 8, 2021 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Location: Clearview Farms (operated by the Tones Family), 4150 Stever Hill Road, Branchport NY 14418

Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 20 people to accommodate physical distancing requirements.


LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #6

June 9, 2021

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #7

June 16, 2021

FLGP Tailgate Meeting #3 (Online)

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 22, 2021
4:30-6:00PM


Register in advance for this meeting by using the following link:
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceqprzksHNXJTbu-5ViDvfB9E0hcUObf

Registration is only required once. The link you receive after registering can be used for all of this year's online Tailgate Meetings.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #8

June 23, 2021

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #9

June 30, 2021



July 2021

FLGP Tailgate Meeting #4 (In-Person)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 6, 2021
4:30-6:00PM
Lodi, NY


"Live" Tailgate Meeting - July 6, 2021 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Location: Boundary Breaks Vineyard, 1568 Porter Covert Road, Lodi NY



ASEV-Eastern Section Virtual Meeting

July 7 - July 8, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join us for the 45th Annual Virtual Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture-Eastern Section (ASEV-ES) July 7-8, 2021. Registration for the ASEV-ES conference is open.

Registration is $25 for a student, $50 for a member, and $100 for a nonmember. The full program is available to view at

ASEV-ES is using Whova (https://whova.com/) to register for and host the virtual conference via Zoom. Registration for the conference is at https://whova.com/portal/registration/asoea_202107/

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #10

July 7, 2021

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #11

July 14, 2021

FLGP Tailgate Meeting #5 (Online)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 20, 2021
4:30-6:00PM


Register in advance for this meeting by using the following link:
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceqprzksHNXJTbu-5ViDvfB9E0hcUObf

Registration is only required once. The link you receive after registering can be used for all of this year's online Tailgate Meetings.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #12

July 21, 2021

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #13

July 28, 2021



August 2021

FLGP Tailgate Meeting #6 (In-Person)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3, 2021
4:30-6:00PM
Penn Yan, NY


"Live" Tailgate Meeting - August 3, 2021 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Location: Kashong Glen Vineyard, 1107 Earls Hill Road, Penn Yan NY



LERGP IN PERSON Coffee Pot Meeting w/ Lunch

August 3, 2021

FLGP Tailgate Meeting #7 (Online)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 17, 2021
4:30-6:00PM


Register in advance for this meeting by using the following link:
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceqprzksHNXJTbu-5ViDvfB9E0hcUObf

Registration is only required once. The link you receive after registering can be used for all of this year's online Tailgate Meetings.


September 2021

No Events Scheduled at this Time



October 2021

No Events Scheduled at this Time



November 2021

MyEV Tool- Take Your Vineyard Management to the Next Level-Now a ZOOM meeting!

November 16 - November 30, 2021


Watch the recording from the first event so you can be all caught up to attend the Nov 30 event!  

https://www.efficientvineyard....

Take Your Vineyard Management to the Next Level with Precision Viticulture 

Lake Erie vineyards have a lot of natural variation in soil type, vine growth, and crop yield, which impacts overall productivity and farm profitability. Precision Viticulture is the process of measuring, modeling, and managing vineyard variation on a sub-block level to improve production efficiency. 

Getting started with precision viticulture can seem overwhelming with the need to purchase and learn new technology, such as vineyard sensors, GIS software, and variable-rate controllers.  To address this challenge, Terry Bates (CLEREL) and Nick Gunner (Orbitist) developed an easy-to-use and web-based software platform for growers to benefit from spatial information on their own farms.  The MyEfficientVineyard (MyEV) tool allows growers to collect, process, and map spatial observations in any of their vineyard blocks.  There is an old saying that "the best fertilizer is the grower's footprints in the vineyard." MyEV now allows you to trace those footprints and spatially map what you observed so you can make the best management decisions for your vineyard blocks.

 Sign up and learn the basics of MyEV!

November 30 from 1:00-3:00 pm -via ZOOM


VineBalance 2022: Ecosystem Health

November 30, 2021
4:00-5:30PM


Sustainable farming is a holistic approach that acknowledges the interconnection between agriculture and natural ecosystems. Encouraging a healthy ecosystem in and around the vineyard is essential to soil health, biodiversity, and pollinator habitat.



December 2021

VineBalance 2022: Climate Resiliency

December 7, 2021
4:00-5:30PM


Climate resiliency involves a set of practices and capacities that are known to help withstand climate change at the farm level through carbon sequestration, adaptation, and risk mitigation. It is important for growers to understand the science of climate change and build resiliency measures into their environmental, social, and economic management strategies.

VineBalance 2022: Social Equity

December 14, 2021
4:00-5:30PM


Social equity addresses the "people" component of the so-called Three P's of Sustainability: people, planet, and prosperity. This can be achieved through thoughtful human resource management, employee benefits, and worker health and safety measures.



Upcoming Events

LERGP Winter Conference Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
: LERGP 3 part Winter Conference series

LERGP 3 part Winter conference series

Announcements

Variable rate fruit thinning video on MyEV

https://www.efficientvineyard.com/blog/variable-rate-fruit-thinning-for-concord-crop-load-balance

Assess Your Freeze Damage

Assess Your Freeze Damage with a MyEV data Collector- By Terry Bates

Freeze damage across eastern U.S. vineyards was highly variable this week depending on the stage of bud development, air temperatures, and vineyard location. Assessing bud damage over the next two weeks will help growers determine the size and variation in crop potential, adjust management practices, and record damage for crop insurance. In this video, Terry Bates shows you how to set up and use a MyEV data collector and a smartphone to collect and map freeze damage observations in your vineyard.


Recorded Coffee Pot Meetings

You 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

Hand sanitizer and Masks Still Available

Hand Sanitizer and Face Masks Still Available

It's not too late! If you haven't picked up your free NYS Clean hand sanitizer and washable Hanes masks, you still can. All farms in New York are eligible to request supplies. Click on this link to make the request. We will set up a time for you to come pick up the supplies at CLEREL in Portland.

LERGP Podcasts- check them out!

LERGP POD CASTS

Loaner Sensor Program

The loaner sensor program will not be available this growing season in light of the COVID -19 protocols.  We offer our sincere apologies




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