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Sheep & Grapes Workshop
April 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
A workshop about the production, soil health, and climate benefits of integrating sheep into the vineyard. Hear from Wine Country farmers, as well as university and extension specialists.
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Napa Valley College, Student Activity Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558 (see map)
Cost: $25.00/person, includes lunch and refreshments. Buy your tickets here.
- Learn about the benefits of sheep grazing on soil health and vineyard floor management, and how sheep are managed around the grape production cycle.
- Learn about sheep health, physiology, and management.
- Learn how vineyard managers in Napa and Mendocino Counties have used sheep in their vineyards.
- Learn how shepherds and ranchers provide grazing services to vineyards.
- Learn about a new project that seeks to understand how sheep-vineyard systems may be utilized to increase soil health and soil organic carbon while providing multiple production benefits.
- Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis, Assistant Professor of Agroecology
- Dave Koball, Noble Vineyard Management, Director of Viticulture
- Glenn McGourty, UC Cooperative Extension, County Director & Viticulture Advisor
- Kari Flores, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Farming Operations Manager
- Kelsey Brewer, UC Davis, Graduate Student
- Miguel Garcia, Napa County RCD, Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager
- Robert and Jaime Irwin, Kaos Sheep Outfit, Owners
- Stephanie Larson, UC Cooperative Extension, County Director & Livestock Range Management Advisor
Questions? Contact Miguel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-690-3122.