University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Viticulture Program

The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program strives to advance the knowledge,
theory and application of grape and wine production for all growers, producers and
consumers of grapes and wine for all of Nebraska and those beyond its borders.


Viticulture News

20th Annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show

March 2-4, 2017, Omaha Marriott, Omaha, Nebraska

Stan Howell, Professor Emeritus of Viticulture and Enology, Michigan State University, now the lead viticulture specialist for the VESTA program, will be the speaker at the Grand Awards Banquet. Howell’s incredibly productive career accomplishments and his great sense of humor will make for a great educational program.

The forum will also feature experts who will share advice on everything from growing grapes to marketing wine. Speakers include Richard Smart, the so-called “The Flying Vine Doctor”; Ed Swanson, grape breeder and owner of Cuthills Vineyard, Nebraska’s first winery; Drew Horton, Enology Specialist at the University of Minnesota; Karen Purves, internationally acclaimed motivational speaker; and Marty Fischer, president and CEO of Agrothermal Systems.

Along with the forum and trade show, participants will have the opportunity for wine tasting and a six course Grand Awards Banquet paired with Nebraska wines. More information on the conference webpage.

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Viticulture Technologist

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