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Upcoming Events

Master Vigneron Academy® Vineyard Tailgate, June 26

As part of LCWC’s Master Vigneron Academy®, Miguel Garcia will lead a tailgate session on soil health and irrigation management on June 26, 2024. Attendees will learn how to collect soil samples and assess soil health in the field and through lab analysis. The session also will cover carbon sequestration, the importance of organic matter for soil health, and how to implement sustainable farming practices. The session will include a discussion about soil properties that affect water movement and retention and the role of soil health in irrigation water management. Miguel will demonstrate how to use available technology to develop irrigation management plans: how to determine ideal irrigation time and adequate quantity of water to be used. Attendees will also learn how to evaluate the efficiency of the irrigation system and how to address shortcomings.

This workshop is designed for Spanish-speaking vineyard workers. Additional details coming soon.

Lake County Pruning School 

Lake County Pruning School is an immersive training program delivered by Simonit & Sirch. Vine Master Pruner Jacopo Miolo will share knowledge about grapevine sap flow and teach innovative pruning techniques to foster grapevine health, longevity, and sustainability of the vineyard.

Lake County Pruning School is designed for vineyard owners, vineyard supervisors and crew leaders, and experienced vineyard workers. Each class is limited to 15 participants, which enables more one-on-one learning and an opportunity to exchange ideas and techniques with others in the cohort. Classes are offered in English and in Spanish

View dates and register here.

Past Events

Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management June 8, 2022

In-the-Vineyard Tailgate Session for Spanish – Speaking Vineyard Workers

Time: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Thomas Mauritson Vineyards, 6153 Staheli Drive, Kelseyville

Learn how to…

  • Assess, restore, and maintain soil health
  • Sustainably manage irrigation
  • Perform distribution uniformity tests

Lunch will be provided to attendees.

Please RSVP to mva@lakecountywinegrape.org by May 30 with name, email, and phone number for each attendee.

This tailgate session is presented by Lake County Winegrape Commission in collaboration with Napa Resource Conservation District (RCD).

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Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management Fall 2021

Two in-the-vineyard tailgate sessions for Spanish – Speaking Vineyard Workers.

Featuring Miguel Garcia, PhD, CCA

These tailgate sessions were presented by Lake County Winegrape Commission in collaboration with Napa Resource Conservation District (RCD).

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MVA Crew Lead Certificate Fall 2021

Lupe Sandoval lead this training designed for Spanish-speaking crew lead vineyard workers.

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Ag Labor Management Fall 2021

Lupe Sandoval lead this training designed for Spanish-speaking experienced vineyard supervisors.

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Employer Session: Policies and Procedures to Support Effective Supervisors

Lupe Sandoval lead this session for employers that enrolled their employees in the Crew Lead or Ag Labor Management courses.

Crew Lead Certificate Winter 2021
Four-part virtual series presented by Raul Calvo, Employer Services

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Ag Labor Management Continuing Education Virtual Classes Fall 2020

Building Communication Skills – A series of three classes presented by Jess Gomez

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Agricultural Wage & Hours – Presented by Guadalupe Sandoval, California Farm Labor Contractor Association

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