#259 - December 14, 2013
- local food sales by farmers
- local food purchases by grocery stores, restaurants and institutions
- job creation as a result of local food production, processing or utilization, and
- funds leveraged by RFSWG groups to support the development of regional food systems.
- Read a two-page summary of findings
- Read the full report
- News release about this project [November 11, 2013]
- How was the information collected? This document explains the process used by the methods used to collect data coordinators of the regional food groups that participate in RFSWG.
- E-2889 A Pocket Guide for Grape IPM Scouting in the North Central & Eastern United States
- E-2644 Vineyard Establishment I: Preplant Decisions
- E-2645 Vineyard Establishment II: Planting and Early Care of Vineyards
The next Society of Wine Educators, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) exam held on the ISU campus in Ames, Iowa will be from 11a.m. to noon Thursday, January 9, 2014. (25 days from now)Complete information here: http://www.societyofwineeducators.orgQuestions: Contact Michael L. White firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-681-7286
Under French law wine must be bottled using natural cork. The traditional seal has long frustrated producers with the inconsistent amount of air it lets through and its tendency to become tainted with 2,4,6- Trichloroanisole (TCA), a compound that makes wine smell like wet cardboard. ( Bachus to the Future, 11-20-13 – The Economist)
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Otago where cool climate Pinot Noir and an opportunity to go bungee jumping, canyoneering, jet boating, or river surfing will conclude the adventure.
The cost of the program is $5,000 for double occupancy. A $1,000 deposit is due to hold your spot. The balance of the fees is due December 1, 2013.
Included in the fee: all transportation within New Zealand (bus, ferry, plane); dedicated driver and tour guide; all lodging in double occupancy rooms, breakfasts; several group lunches and dinners; wine tastings; admissions to major visitation sites.
Not included: airfare from the US to Auckland, New Zealand (approximately $2,000); special experiences (bungee-jumping, sky diving, etc.); gratuities for drivers and guides.
Further Details: HERE
The University of Kentucky 11-21-13 vineyard and winery contracting webinars have now been archived and can be viewed here: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CCD/
The Napa Valley was once home to many thousands of Wappo Indians, even though there is almost no trace of an Indian population today. The word "Napa" comes from the Wappo dialect and means plenty. (p. 659, The Wine Bible)
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