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2013 Washington State Grape Society Annual Meeting

November 14, 2013 - November 15, 2013

Registration Information

Register Online: Please visit: for registration information.

Early Registration by November 1, 2013,  for a price discount. On-site registration is also available.

Schedule of Events

Click here to download a program.

THURSDAY PROGRAM: November 14, 2013

8:45 a.m. Welcome & Door Prize Drawings

9:00-9:45 General State of WA Agriculture”

Speaker: Dan Newhouse, Former WA Sec.of Agriculture

9:45-10:30 Affordable Care Act: Is it Really Affordable?

Speaker: Brian Newhouse – Newhouse & Assoc.

10:30-11:00 Door Prize Drawing & Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Speaker: Norma Gallegos, Lifeline Ambulances Co.

11:30-Noon Understanding Credits & Loans

Speaker: Kirstin Meyer, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Noon-1:30 Sponsored Pizza Lunch in Trade Show Area

1:30-1:40 Announcements & Door Prize Drawing

1:40-1:50 WSGS Business Meeting

1:50-2:05 State of the Grapes

Speaker: Trent Ball, YVCC-Grandview

2:05-2:35 AgWeatherNet: Making Decisions Based on Weather

Speaker: Gerrit Hoogenboom, AWN Director, WSU-IAREC (Prosser)

2:35-3:00 Optimal Water Usage with Irrigation Scheduler

Speaker: Troy Peters, WSU-IAREC (Prosser)

3:00-3:10 Door Prizes

3:10-3:45 Coffee Break in Trade Show Area

3:45-4:00 “Hot Varieties in WA

Speaker: Kevin Judkins, Inland Desert Nursery

4:00-4:20 Rootstock Trials in Wine Grapes

Speaker: Markus Keller, WSU-IAREC (Prosser)

4:20-4:30 Door Prize Drawing & Adjourn


FRIDAY PROGRAM: November 15, 2013

8:45 a.m. Welcome & Door Prize Drawings

9:00-9:20 Building Momentum for the Grape Industry

Speakers: Bob Stevens (Clore Center) & TBA (Wine Science Center)

9:20-9:45 Concord Chlorosis

Speaker: Joan Davenport, WSU-IAREC (Prosser)

9:45-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 WSU Extension: Facing Today, Planning for Tomorrow

Speaker: Rich Koenig, Associate Dean and Director, WSU-Extension

10:45 -11:05 Current and Impending Pest Update” (PESTICIDE CREDIT)

Speaker: Doug Walsh, WSU-IAREC (Prosser)

11:05-1:25 Spider Mite Control and Resistance Studies(PESTICIDE CREDIT)

Speaker: Tara Piraneo, WSU-IAREC (Prosser)

11:25–11:45 Insect and Mite Management(PESTICIDE CREDIT)

Speaker: Doug Walsh, WSU-IAREC (Prosser)

11:45-12:30 Effective Herbicide Application: Understanding Roundup Resistance and when to Apply(PESTICIDE CREDIT)

Speaker: Dr. Tim Miller, WSU-NWREC (Mount Vernon)

12:30-1:30 Catered Luncheon & Trade Show Time

1:30-1:40 Door Prize Drawing

1:40-2:15 Presentation of Awards

 2:15-3:00 Storing Pesticides Safely & Legally on the Farm” (PESTICIDE CREDIT)

Speaker: Bruce Olsen, WSDA – Wenatchee

3:00-3:45 “The Importance of Pesticide Disposal(PESTICIDE CREDIT)

Mike McCormick, WSDA – Yakima

3:45-4:00 Door Prize Drawing & Exhibitor’s Grand Prize Drawing

4:00 Adjourn

** 3 Pesticide Continuing Education**


Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Year

Each year an outstanding grower is awarded with the LLOYD H. PORTER GROWER AWARD. This award recognizes grape growers who have succeeded in the following areas:

  • Shown five or more years of quality grape production.
  • Followed established or innovative practices on at least ten or more acres of grapes.
  • Contributed to the advancement of the Washington grape industry through significant service.

Nominations for the 2013 Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Year are now open. Please click here to download the nomination form.


November 14, 2013
November 15, 2013


Michelle Moyer
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