Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show Agenda

Agenda subject to change

Conference Schedule for Thursday, March 2

TimeWorkshop WorkshopWorkshop
10 am Registration Opens
12 – 1 pm Lunch on your own
1 – 4 pm Vineyard Mechanization 
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Staff

Enology – Drew Horton

Part 1: SO2 and O2 Management and Storage/Aging
Part 2: Hands on Workshop on VINMETRICA Device, Measuring FSO2 Accurately
Fundamentals of Beginning Viticulture (What do I need to know to start a new vineyard?) – 
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Staff
4 – 7 pm Dinner on your own
7 – 9 pm Meet and Greet Wine Reception

Agenda subject to change

Conference Schedule for Friday, March 3

TimeWorkshop
8 am Registration Opens
8:30 – 11 am NWGGA General Business Meeting
11 am – 9:30 pm Trade Show Open
11 am – 12 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:30 – 1:45 pm Welcoming Remarks – Dr. Paul Read, UNL Viticulture Program
1:45 – 2:30 pm Ed Swanson – Nebraska Beginnings: Challenges in Growing Grapes and Starting A Winery
2:30 – 3:15 pm Drew Horton – Strategies For High Acidity Wine Making in the Midwest
3:15 – 4 pm Break - Visit Trade Show
4 – 4:45 pm Karen Purves – Communicate With Strength – Key Words To Enhance Your Effectiveness, Part 1
4:45 – 5:30 pm Round Table Discussion
5:30 – 7 pm Dinner on your own
7 – 9:30 pm Wine Reception & Hors d'œuvres

Agenda subject to change

Conference Schedule for Saturday, March 4

TimeWorkshop WorkshopWorkshop
8 – 9 am Registration Open
8 am – 3 pm Trade Show Open
8:30 – 9:30 am Advanced ViticultureRichard Smart – Controlling Trunk Disease General Topics: Spray Drift Update Marketing: Karen Purves – Communicate With Strength - Key Words To Enhance Nebraska Wineries Marketing and Promotion Effectiveness, Part 2
9:30 – 10 am Break – Visit Trade Show
10 – 10:50 am Advanced Viticulture: Stanley Howell – Insights: A 50-Year Retrospective on Freeze Injury and Damage of Grapevines. What Do We Know Now that We Did Not Know in 1967? Enology: Drew Horton – Survey of “Alternate Wine Making”, Fruit Wines, Ciders, Meads and Grape/Fruit Blends General Topics : Karen Kollars, Nebraska Tourism Commission – Update on Marketing Efforts, New Staff Members and Upcoming Programs
10:50 – 11:15 am Break – Visit Trade Show
11:15 am – 12 pm Viticulture: Marty Fischer – Heat Shock and Its Effect on Wine Grape Vines Enology: Michael Jones – Fining: What can it accomplish both Negative and Positive and Different Traditional and Non-Traditional Substances Used For It Marketing: Karen Purves – This is How You Do It - Proven Marketing Email Tips and Tricks
12 - 1:30 pm Lunch Provided – Trade Show Area
1:30 – 2:15 pm Viticulture: Tim Thill – Sustainable, Structural Solutions for your Vineyard Viticulture: Richard Smart – Canopy Management General Topics: Ben Loseke – Ground Cover
2:15 – 2:30 pm Break – Visit Trade Show
2:30 – 3:30 pm Viticulture Round Table Enology Round Table Grape Business Round Table
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 – 5 pm Wrap Up Discussion – Featured Speakers
6:30 – 7 pm Aperitif – Grand Foyer (Hallway Outside Salon A-B-C-D-E)
7 – 9 pm Grand Awards Banquet: Dr. Stan Howell – Thoughts on Humor: What Makes a Story Funny?