Sheep & Grapes

When:
April 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
2019-04-02T08:30:00-07:00
2019-04-02T15:00:00-07:00
Where:
Napa Valley College, Student Activity Center
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa
CA 94558
Cost:
25.00
Contact:
Miguel
707-690-3122

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.

  • 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 California’s Wine Country 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.

Speakers:

  • 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
  • Jim Lincoln, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Vineyard Manager
  • Kari Flores, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Farming Operations Manager
  • Kelsey Brewer, UC Davis, Graduate Student
  • Mary Maher, Harlan Estate, Vineyard Manager
  • 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

Presented by: Napa County Resource Conservation District, University of California Cooperative Extension, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) + Farmers Guild, Fibershed

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