2014 Annual Grower Seminar, Tradeshow & Barbecue

Event Date: Friday June 6, 2014

Location: Warren G. Dutton SRJC Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville.
Directions to Shone Farm

Join 300 of your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and over 50 plus favorite vendors at one of the year's largest gatherings of Sonoma County grapegrowers. The event begins at 7:30am. A wonderful barbecued lunch is served at noon with Sonoma County wine and presentation of the Viticulture Award of Excellence. 

The seminar kicks off with Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner Tony Linegar providing an update on the Biological Assessment, Ag Waiver and VESCO. Linegar will then lead a panel of experts for Q&A on the new Biological Assessment Requirement.

Agriculture’s hardest working labor lawyer, Michael Saqui of The Saqui Law Group, will provide an industry trend report that exposes and analyzes a growing national trend of activism by “Worker Centers”. This session will examine the most recent activity in Ag-business and focus on boycott issues, social media attacks and “hacktivism.” Media expert John Segale of Precision Public Relations will talk about best practices and recommended approaches to manage crisis situations and how to effectively communicate the winegrower story. 

Check out the full agenda below! The registration fee includes lunch with wine, tradeshow, seminar and loads of camaraderie and networking opportunities. Don't miss this yearly gathering of the growers!

This event is open to all who are involved or interested in the wine community. 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Online registration is closed, you can still pay at the door with cash or check.  

  • Growers: $20 at the door
  • Industry and public: $30 at the door

For questions about event or general registration, please contact Karen Thomas at (707) 522-5862 or Karen@sonomawinegrape.org.

Don’t miss this opportunity to market your product and services to one of the largest gatherings of Sonoma County Winegrowers. It’s a great way to establish new contacts and network with your existing grower customers to showcase your latest products, services, tools, and equipment.  Held at Shone Farm, this venue provides adequate space to showcase large equipment, display your services and tools, and much more.

For information on the tradeshow contact Ginger Baker at 707-522-5864 or ginger@sonomawinegrape.org.

Seminar Agenda

7:30am

Registration check-in, tradeshow opens
 

8:00am

Welcome: Brad Petersen, SCWC Chair

 

Agricultural Commissioner Tony Linegar providing an update on the Biological Assessment, Ag Waiver and VESCO.  Linegar will then lead a panel of experts for Q&A on the new Biological Assessment Requirement

 

Agriculture’s hardest working labor lawyer, Michael Saqui of The Saqui Law Group, will provide an industry trend report that exposes and analyzes a growing national trend of activism by “Worker Centers”. This session will examine the most recent activity in Ag-business and focus on boycott issues, social media attacks and “hacktivism.” John Seagale of Precision PR will talk about communicating during a crisis and how any extraordinary situation has the potential to become a crisis situation even for the smallest grower.

 

In Closing: Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrape Commission

10:30am

Tradeshow; Shone Farm wine tasting at 11:00am 

12:00pm

Lunch with Sonoma County Wines and Viticulture Award of Excellence

 Tradeshow Exhibitors 

For more information on exhibitors listed below, please visit: http://www.sonomawinegrape.org/sponsors/list

Advanced Viticulture   Hansel Auto Group
Ag Unlimited   Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery
AgCode, Inc.   Infaco USA, Inc.
Agroplasma, Inc.   Jim's Supply Company, Inc.
Agrothermal Systems, Inc.   LifePrints Video
AL&L Crop Solutions, Inc.   National Resource Conservation Service
Allied Grape Growers   Novavine
American Society for Enology and Viticulture   Ray Carlson & Associates
Bartolomei Scale   Reforest Technologies Intl
Bay Alarm   Royal Petroleum
    Santa Rosa Vee Twin
Brandt     Shur Farms Frost Protection
BWS Distributors        Wyatt Irrigation Supply
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance   Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner's Office
Chris Maloney Crop Insurance a Service of American AgCredit   Sonoma County Farm Bureau
Ciatti Company   Sonoma County Water Agency
Cold Creek Compost, Inc.   Sonoma Resource Conservation District
Composite Structures   Sonoma State University
Cool Planet Energy Systems   Sunridge Nurseries Inc.
Crop Production Products   Turrentine Brokerage
Duarte Nursery   Vineyard Industry Products
Garton Tractor   Vintage Nurseries
Grab N' Grow   Western Square Industries
    Wine Industry Network