Learn more about sustainable vineyard practices at our tailgate meetings and workshops. Growers, experts, and extension offer various information and techniques to help growers adopt sustainable farming practices in their vineyards.

Earn continuing education hours for DPR and CCA licenses at many of the meetings. Or visit our Library for additional digital resources.

Upcoming Sustainable Farming Events

Effective Vineyard Spraying - Santa Maria

Jan 17, 2019 9:00am to 3:00pm
Vineyard Team is collaborating with Bayer CropScience to bring Dr. Andrew Landers of Cornell University, author of the book Effective Vineyard Spraying for a series of in-depth training courses on better spray application techniques. This workshop will be split between the field and classroom to best demonstrate spraying techniques and technologies that will improve spray deposition, reduce off-target drift, help reduce pesticide use, and show you how to modernize your existing sprayer. more »

FREE How to Get Certified Webinars

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 23, 2019 9:00am to 9:30am
January 22 & January 23, 2019. Join one of the free 30 minute webinars to get advice on how to best achieve certification for your vineyard, winery, and wines, review program rules, and learn how to use the online database. more »

Biodynamic Farming

Feb 20, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
This tailgate is an introduction to biodynamic farming in vineyards. Meant for all levels of interest and knowledge, this meeting is designed for those thinking about shifting to biodynamic farming, those who currently farm biodynamically, and the merely curious. more »