LORENA, Texas — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in McLennan County will partner with Curtis and Mary Timmons of Country Spring Vineyard and Wine Garden to offer the 4th annual Central Texas Vines and Wines program.
The program will be May 21 at the Country Spring Vineyard, 1625 Country Spring Road in Lorena, with registration to begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and the program will conclude around 5 p.m.
Programming for the event is provided by AgriLife Extension horticulture committees in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties, along with the McLennan County Master Gardeners Association.
The registration fee is $25. One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in integrated pest management will be offered.
An RSVP by May 18 is required for program attendance. RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office at 254-757-5180.
Topics and speakers
- Basics of Vineyard Establishment, Fran Pontasch, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist — Gulf Coast, Bryan-College Station.
- Basic Grape 101, Curtis Timmons, Country Spring Vineyard and Wine Garden. owner.
- Options in Grape Variety Selection, Justin Scheiner, Ph.D.,, AgriLife Extension viticulturist, Bryan-College Station.
- Everyday Vineyard Management, Justin Mechell, East of West Vineyard owner, West.
- Vineyard Disease and Pest Management, Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist — North Texas, Denton.
- Vineyard Response to Drought, Pontasch.
The program speakers will also participate in a panel discussion during which event attendees can ask questions.
— Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
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