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Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

Extension Educator, Business Management

CLEREL
6592 West Main Road
Portland, NY 14769

phone 716-792-2800 ext 202
fax 716-792-2805


Kevin Martin has had a lifelong interest in the Lake Erie Grape Region.  While he didn't know it at the time, growing up on a vineyard was providing invaluable future job experience.  He did not realize, initially, his professional interests would lead to a career related to his childhood experiences.  With a Juris Doctorate and a graduate degree in Public Administration, his work now focuses on business and financial planning.  He also provides benchmarking to analyze the costs and benefits of evolving production practices.  Technology, including canopy sensors, is a current hot topic facilitating an evolution in management strategies going forward.

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Upcoming Events

2019 Growing Season Coffee Pot Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 1 - July 31, 2019
10:00am


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Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 19, 2019
10:00am
Fredonia, NY

Come join fellow growers and the LERGP staff in casual conversations over timely vineyard topics.  Bring questions to the table and enjoy a cup of coffee and donut while you are there.
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NO COFFEE POT MEETING

June 26, 2019
10:00am


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Announcements

Loaner Sensor Program

The loaner sensor program is an outreach program designed to introduce interested growers to the technology developed by the Efficient Vineyard researchers. It involves a technician from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program coming out to the farm to install or attach scanners and computers to existing equipment. The subsequent data collection is then completed during normal activity such as pesticide spraying. Once the data is collected it can be sent back to researchers to generate a prescription map. The DualEM soil sensor requires a technician to operate so if you would like to have a soil scan done of your vineyard, please contact the Portland, NY Cornell Extension office and make an appointment.

https://efficientvineyard.com/loaner-sensor-program

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