Calling for nominations for Missouri Grape Growers Board

The Missouri Grape Growers Association is led by a board of directors elected by the membership. Your board consists of a president, vice-president, secretary-treasure, past-president and three “at-large” board directors. These seven volunteers meet from time to time via teleconference or in person to advance the purpose and goals of the organization.

Per the bi-laws of the association, several board positions are up for election this year. If you are interested in serving on the board or would like to nominate someone for an open position, please submit all nominations to the MGGA secretary-treasure by May 1st for inclusion on the member ballots.

The three open positions include the 1) vice-president, 2) secretary-treasurer and 3)one at-large board member. Those whose position is up for election may consider running again.

To submit your name or nomination, please e-mail and

Viticulture scholarship winner to be announced at MGGA Annual Meeting

A key activity of the Missouri Grape Growers Association (MGGA) is providing scholarship support for students studying viticulture at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Scholarship applications were sent to plant science and food science students and a committee of MGGA members met on the Mizzou campus to review and select a scholarship winner.

In 2011, members of MGGA raised significant funds to fully endow the $25,000 scholarship fund at Mizzou. Winners will be announced at the 2012 Annual Meeting and Field Day, June 5th in Columbia.

Register now for the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference

If you haven’t already, be sure to register now for the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference in St. Charles, Mo., February 9 – 12, 2012.

Early bird fees have been extended until January 10th! You still have time to save big on great educational programs and the Midwest’s largest Wine & Grape Trade Show.

Click here for more information or to register on-online.