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231 Viticulture Farm Advisor for Solano, Yolo and Sacramento Counties

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This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2012 cycle.

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13 Comments

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Viticulturists in these three counties have been at a disadvantage compared with other grape growing regions, having to rely on advice and data generated in regions with very different climates and growing conditions. A viticulture advisor will help to move this fast-growing sector of our local agricultural economy forward in a way that is environmentally sustainable.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 11:48 AM by Wendy Rash
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I would like to endorse this position as strongly as possible. Our county has been in the thick of the European Grapevine Moth quarantine for three seasons now and have not had adequate University support for education and outreach to our growers. We have two AVA's and a growing winegrape industry. There are grapes in nine out of ten of our agricultural regeons. The opportunities for additional industry growth, especially in Suisun and Green Valleys is great and a viticultural advisor could be very active in this regeon, helping to create jobs and economic growth.
Posted Jun 28, 2012 11:45 AM by Jim Allan
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This can be very helpful for the rapidly increasing number of growers ;in our area
Posted Jun 29, 2012 12:18 PM by Stephen Silberstein
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Over the last several years we have seen the number of wines produced in Yolo County nearly double. Grape production is consistantly in the top 3 crops for Yolo County with a gross value of over $50 million. We strongly support this position!
Posted Jul 19, 2012 12:52 PM by John Young Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner
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To echo John Young's above comment - winegrape production in this region has accelerated rapidly, and we see no reason why this will decline any time soon. Compared to other winegrape growing areas, this region has a very different climate, topography, and soils than Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, etc. We need our own position within Cooperative Extension to assist with LOCAL research and the extension of innovation, pest control, sustainable and organic strategies, and economic development.
Posted Jul 20, 2012 1:27 PM by Mary Kimball
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Winegrape production has increased dramatically in Yolo County (see above comments). Our area definitely needs a vitigulcutre crop advisor to assist growers with research, pest control and other problems with growing winegrapes. Farm Bureau strongly supports this position!
Posted Jul 20, 2012 1:50 PM by Denise Sagara, Executive Director Yolo County Farm Bureau
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Yolo County wine grape growers would greatly benefit from having the input of a viticulture crop advisor who will be able to provide assistance on dealing with the unique soil, climate, pest and water conditions we have in our area. This sector of the agricultural industry is expanding rapidly, contributing substantial value to the tax base and the farm gate values of our county. It deserves UC Cooperative Extension support.
Posted Jul 20, 2012 4:42 PM by Nancy Lea
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I support this position wholeheartedly. Viticulture is a match for Yolo County and becoming better so every season. Advancing viticultural production and quality with the addition of an Advisor is long overdue.
Posted Jul 21, 2012 2:39 PM by Nick Charles
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As our small diversified organic farm begins to plant some grapes, a viticultural UCCE advisor would likely be very helpful.
Posted Jul 22, 2012 6:36 PM by Robert Ramming
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The governing board of directors of the Clarksburg Wine Growers and Vintners Assocition would like to endorse the creation of this position. Our membership often has a need for advise of a well qualified viticulturist and would welcome visits to our AVA.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 5:22 PM by Tim Waits
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A Viticulture farm advisor would be an excellent addition to our region. With rapidly expanding acreage, winegrape production in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento counties is an economic boom, creating great wines, attracting agrotourism and supporting local jobs. Being able to get the correct production, processing and marketing information and having an advisor readily available is necessary for this growing segment of our region.
Posted Jul 25, 2012 5:49 PM by Marcia Gibbs
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The Lodi District Grape Growers Association (LDGGA) supports the Viticulture Farm Advisor position for Solano, Yolo and Sacramento Counties. LDGGA represents wine grape growers in California Crush District 11, which includes growers in both Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. We feel that our Sacramento County members would benefit greatly from having a Farm Advisor dedicated to viticulture. This position would strengthen the network of viticulture expertise in these three counties, as well as surrounding areas. This is a great time to make this addition to the UCCE system as this region is expanding in acreage and quality.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 10:09 PM by Amy Blagg, Lodi District Grape Growers Association
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The Lodi District Grape Growers Association (LDGGA) supports the Viticulture Farm Advisor position for Solano, Yolo and Sacramento Counties. LDGGA represents wine grape growers in California Crush District 11, which includes growers in both Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. We feel that our Sacramento County members would benefit greatly from having a Farm Advisor dedicated to viticulture. This position would strengthen the network of viticulture expertise in these three counties, as well as surrounding areas. This is a great time to make this addition to the UCCE system as this region is expanding in acreage and quality.
Posted Aug 7, 2012 6:16 PM by Amy Blagg, Lodi District Grape Growers Association

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