COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Designed for both new and established grape growers and winemakers, the 2011 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 21-22 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus.
Registration at the discounted rate is available until Feb. 4. Details, full schedule and a registration form can be found at http://go.osu.edu/BsD.
Jointly organized by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) and Ohio State’s Viticulture and Enology Program, the conference consists of both general and concurrent sessions covering a wide range of timely topics for people involved in the grape and wine industry and those seeking to join this growing sector of Ohio’s agriculture.
Ohio State specialists will present information on a variety of research trials in viticulture, plant pathology, entomology, weed science and enology. A special workshop has also been developed to address the critical needs of the increasing number of new growers and wineries in Ohio today. Additionally, an expanded two-day trade show with both vineyard and winery equipment and services will be featured this year.
Conference participants can also qualify for five pesticide recertification credits (one core and four commercial 2B, which also apply for Private 3P).
The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center is located at 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, Ohio, just off the Lane Ave. exit at State Route 315 South.