Viticulture Field Day Presentations Available

On June 5th, the Missouri Grape Growers Association joined forces with the University of
Missouri’s Wine & Grape Institute for a field day and industry networking!
Leaders in viticulture research shared information on pest management and
sustainable grape production.

The presentations posted below are available for download.

“Look Before You Spray! Sustainable Grape Insect Pest Management” presented by Dr. Donn Johnson, Fruit Entomologist at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Click here to download the PDF file.

“Managing late Season Fruit Rots” presented by Dr. Turner Sutton, Apple/Grape Pathologist (emeritus) from North Carolina State University. Click here to downloard the PDF file.

“Pierce’s Disease – What to Look For” presented by Dr. Turner Sutton, Apple/Grape Pathologist (emeritus) from North Carolina State University. Click here to download the PDF file.

Membership Registration For MGGA Is Now Online

Want to join the Missouri Grape Growers Association or renew your yearly membership? Then download and submit the official registration form from here.

Save, print and mail your registration to Linda Koch at the address on the form. Or, bring your registrationt the Annual Meeting on June 5th in Columbia.

If you have have questions please contact Linda Koch via email at

2012 Viticulture Field Day and MGGA Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for the MGGA Annual Meeting and Viticulture Field Day hosted by ICCVE on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. It will kick off at 9 a.m. at Eckles Hall on  the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.

Join fellow grape growers for a day of education and information with top pest-management experts from around the country. Registration is $15 for MGGA members and $20 for non-members. Registration includes lunch.

Click here to see the Agenda and presentation topics for this event.

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.