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It’s EDWGGA Membership Renewal Time! Beat the April 1 Late Fee!

EDWGGA appreciates your membership support to work on behalf of the wine grape growers in El Dorado County. Memberships run on a calendar year. If you joined or renewed your dues in November or December of 2022, you are good through 2023. If you are already a member, we thank you and welcome you back. If you are interested in becoming a new member we would be honored. Any renewal after March 31 will have a $25 late fee attached. To renew online: click on Membership (not “join here”) on the top right-hand corner of the website homepage and follow the prompts.

March 15 EDWGGA Meeting in Somerset - Nutrient Management Techniques for Grape Growers

The EDWGGA Grower Meeting postponed in February has been rescheduled for March 15 at Skinner Vineyards & Winery located at 8054 Fairplay Road, Somerset. Save the date to join us for a discussion with Brent Huston PCA of Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness. Brent will speak about critical cultural practices such as: identifying the signs and symptoms of common grape deficiencies and toxicities; how and when to sample soil and tissue for analysis; and proper timing and technique for fertilizing. Bring your experiences and questions for Brent. There is no charge to attend.

Ag Pass Virtual workshop

Virtual Workshop: Ag/Livestock Pass Disaster Access Program Development and Successes January 18, 2023 1:30-3:30pm Objective: Workshop will provide participants with an overview of the Ag/Livestock Pass program. After a general introduction, workshop will address details of how to set up a functioning program, discuss common challenges, describe considerations for harmonizing existing programs with new state legislation (AB 1103), provide case studies of successful efforts across California, and leave ample time for a question-and-answer period.

Ranch Marketing Ordinance

Ranch Marketing & Winery Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee Public Workshop January 17th, 2023 2:00pm - 5:00pm When? Board of Supervisors Chamber 330 Fair Ln, Placerville, CA 95667 Where? What? Supervisors Lori Parlin (District 4) & Wendy Thomas (District 3) are the Board of Supervisor representatives on the Ad Hoc Committee and will be presenting the proposed amendments to the Ranch Marketing and Winery Ordinances and explaining the process for the Ordinance updates, including how to submit public comments. The proposed amendments will touch on issues such as number and size of events, zoning