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Muscadine conference scheduled for July 26th in Americus, GA

There will be a muscadine conference held on Thursday, July 26th.

The event will be hosted by Wolf Creek Plantation (https://www.wolfcreekplantation.com/) in Americus, GA.

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Thanks in advance to Matt Johnson and his crew for hosting this event.

Agenda is as follows:

8:45 – 9:15 AM: Registration and coffee; welcome, Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist

9:15 – 10:00 AM: Winemaking observations from a newbie. Matt Johnson, owner and winemaker, Wolf Creek Plantation

10:00 – 10:45 AM: Current and anticipated muscadine field trials in Georgia. Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 – 11:45 AM: From Hobby to Business – Navigating the Regulatory Waters to Start Your Winery (Did Someone Pray for Patience?). Chris Paulk, Paulk Vineyards, CEO and Founder, Muscadine Products Corporation

11:45 – 12:30 PM: New UGA muscadine releases. Patrick Conner, UGA Horticulture Professor (Pecan and Muscadine breeding)

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Vineyard and winery tour. Matt Johnson, owner and winemaker, Wolf Creek Plantation

2:30 -3:30 PM: Diseases of muscadines and their management. Phil Brannen, UGA Fruit Pathology Specialist

3:30 – 3:45 PM: Break

3:45 – 4:30 PM: Insect management in muscadine vineyards. Brett Blaauw, UGA Fruit Entomology Specialist

You MUST pre-register to attend.  Please register by Monday, July 23rd.

Registration cost is $10 per person and includes a catered lunch. Please pay with cash on the day of the event.

To register, please contact Bill Star, Sumter County Extension Coordinator and ANR Agent (bstarr@uga.edu).