UPDATE: EVENT POSTPONED. The workshop will be held Saturday, April 21.
CANNON FALLS, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension and the Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance are hosting a Grapevine Pruning and Vineyard Prep Workshop to help grape growers prepare for the 2018 growing season. The workshop will be held Saturday April 14 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Keith and Lisa Smiley’s vineyard, which is located at
10500 310th Street Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.
Annie Klodd, U of MN Extension Educator – Fruit and Vegetable Production, and Lisa Smiley, Executive Director of the Southern MN Wine Grower Alliance, will lead the workshop which is is geared toward both beginner or prospective growers and experienced grape growers. Attendees can expect to learn learn best practices for pruning vines on VSP and high cordon, managing winter injury, and choosing between training systems. Participants will also get hands-on experience taking soil samples and evaluating vineyard health.
To register, contact Lisa Smiley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-492-5393. You can also register at the event starting at 9:30am. Registration is $10/person. Coffee and donuts are included. Make checks payable to SMWGA. Checks can be mailed to 10500 310th Street Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.
— University of Minnesota Extension
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