Conference Schedule

Schedule Legend

Sunday, November 4, 2018

1:00pm-5:00pm

Conference registration open

Lower Level of Lied Lodge

1:00pm-3:00pm

Winery Boot Camp: Starting a Commercial Vineyard

Panel Discussion – OPEN TO POTENTIAL GROWERS/WINERY OWNERS – no cost

Steinhart Room – Lower Level of Lied Lodge

3:00pm-4:00pm

NWGGA Specialty Crop Block Grants Projects

  1. Nebraska Sustainable Roll Out
  2. Vineyard and Winery Program to Certify Sustainable

Steinhart Room – Lower Level of Lied Lodge

4:00pm-5:00pm

NWGGA Specialty Crop Block Grants Projects

Drift Scouting Via Drone Technology – Panel Discussion

Steinhart Room – Lower Level of Lied Lodge

4:00pm-6:30pm

Exhibitor/Vendor Set-up

Rosenow Room – Lower Level of Lied Lodge

7:00pm-8:30pm

Wine Reception and Historical Tours

Arbor Mansion & Carriage House

Monday, November 5, 2018

7:00am

Conference Registration Open

Lied Lodge – Lower Level

7:45am-8:15am

Opening Session – Theresa McFarland Welcome – Department of Agriculture Steve Wellman

John Ricks, Executive Director, Nebraska Tourism and Dr. Michael Boehm, IANR

Steinhart Room

8:15am-9:15am

Keynote Address
Who Needs Another Cabernet: Celebrating the Diversity of Our Regional Cold Climate Wines
Tim Hanni, Vice-President of the Institute of Masters of Wine North America
Steinhart Room

9:15am-10:00am

Current Climatic Conditions/Outlook for the Coming Growing Season

Dr. Allen Dutcher, Associate State Climatologist

Steinhart Room

10:00am-10:45am

Break

Trade Show Area Open

10:45am-11:30am

Parallel Session B

Japanese beetles and Other Invasive Species

Dr. Dean Vollenberg

Steinhart C

Parallel Session C

Essential Issues in Fermentation Management

Todd Steiner

Steinhart A/B

Parallel Session D

Training Your Tasting Room Manager to Increase Sales

Susie Tucker

Steinhart D

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open
Rosenow

11:30am-1:00pm

Lunch

Timber Dining Room

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

1:00pm-1:45pm

Parallel Session F

There’s Fungus Among Us: Understanding Bot Fungus

Steinhart C

Parallel Session G

Hard Ciders – Part 1*

Denise Gardner

*Extra Cost for Tasting Session

Steinhart A/B

Parallel Session H

Positive Cash Flow and Financial Metrics

Tim Hanni

Steinhart D

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

1:45pm-3:00pm

Parallel Session I

Challenges in Vineyard Weed Management and Unwanted Chemical Trespassing-Drift

Dr. Reid Smeda

Steinhart C

Parallel Session J

Hard Ciders – Part 2*

Denise Gardner

*Extra Cost for Tasting Session

Steinhart A/B

Parallel Session K

Succession Planning: Beginning Your Business Exit Strategy

Odee Ingersoll and Catherine Lang
Nebraska Business Development Center

Steinhart D

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Product Demo in the Vineyard – Apple Press Show and Tell

Arbor Day Farm Vineyard and Apple Barn

5:15pm-5:45pm

Happy Half Hour

Historic Morton Barns

Sponsored by MPI Label Systems (Label Gallery)

5:45pm-7:15pm

BBQ

Historic Morton Barns

Sponsored by MPI Label Systems (Label Gallery)

Pork Provided by Nebraska Pork Producers

7:15pm-8:45pm

Bonfire

The Morton Oak

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7:45am-9:45am

NWGGA Annual Membership Meeting

Steinhart Room

9:45am-10:30am

Keynote Address

Lessons Learned from the Washington Wine Institute

Josh McDonald, Executive Director, Washington Wine Institute

Steinhart Room

10:30am-11:00am

Break

Steinhart Room

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

11:00am-12:30pm

Parallel Session M

Managing Vineyards for High Quality

John and Jennifer Thull

Steinhart C

Parallel Session N

Cellar Aging: Now What? – Making Good Wines Great!*

Todd Steiner

*Extra Cost for Tasting Session

Steinhart A/B

Parallel Session O

Rethinking Customers’ Red Carpet Treatment

Tim Hanni

Steinhart D

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

12:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch

Timber Dining Room

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

2:00pm-2:45pm

Parallel Session Q

Soil Health

Dr. Ray Ward, Ward Lab

Steinhart C

Parallel Session R

Winery Sanitation

Denise Gardner

Steinhart A/B

Parallel Session S

Exploring Mutually Beneficial Partnerships to Benefit Wineries

Susie Tucker

Steinhart D

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

2:45pm-3:15pm

Break – Steinhart Room

Trade Show Area Open: Last Blast of Exhibits – Rosenow

3:15pm-4:45pm

Parallel Session T
Joint Viticulture and Enology Session

Crimson, Petite Pearl and Verona: From Vine to Wine*

Tom Plocher

*Extra Cost for Tasting Session

Steinhart A/B

Parallel Session U
Joint Viticulture and Enology Session

Crimson, Petite Pearl and Verona: From Vine to Wine*

Tom Plocher

*Extra Cost for Tasting Session

Steinhart A/B

Parallel Session V

3:15-4:00

Understanding Food Safety for Wineries and the Produce Safety Rule
Dan Kahler and Caitlyn Andrews

4:00-4:45

Making Your Winery a Tourism Destination

Steinhart C

Exhibits/Trade Show Area Open

Rosenow

7:00pm-9:00pm

Harvest Wine Dinner

Rosenow Room