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UI Table Grape Symposium CLASS 

March 10, 2017 Friday at  9:00 A.M. to 1:00 pm

DETAILS

Grape Production and  Pruning with Dr. Esmaeil Fallahi and Tom Elias

Time:  9am-1 pm – FREE.

Event Location:  U of I Parma R& E Center 31727 Parma Road, Parma, ID 83660

RSVP To:  Maurine at 208-722-6701 Ext. 228 maurineb@uidaho.edu

Dress in layers for the weather

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration (bring your own pruning tools)

Following the Grape Symposium the SRTGGA Members will hold the Members Meeting,

Members please attend and give your input to help guide our association for the coming year.

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ANNUAL FRUIT FIELD DAY

The 2013 University of Idaho Pomology Program Annual Fruit Field day will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the UI Parma Research and Extension Center Pomology Orchard and Vineyard site (about 4 miles north of Parma).  Registration begins at 8:30 and the tour lasts until 1:00 p.m.  Two pesticide credits are available.  Please call Dr. Essie Fallahi at 208-772-6801 Ext. 225 for more information.

Practical Food Safety Planning Workshop Set for June 29, 2013

              Boise, ID – An all day workshop on practical food safety planning will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the University of Idaho Food Technology Building in Caldwell. The event, sponsored by the Snake River Table Grape Growers Association, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Speakers will cover chemical and pesticide safety, an overview of the 2010 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, a guide to creating a food safety manual for a farm or vineyard, and a tour of the Food Technology Center.

The event will cost $20 per person for Snake River Table Grape Growers Association members and $25 for non-members. The fee will include lunch and a sample food safety manual guide.

Practical Food Safety Planning

Saturday, June 29, 2013

 Agenda

8:30- 9 a.m.       Registration, coffee, pastries

9 – 10:45 a.m.   “Chemical and pesticide application and safety”

Roger Findley, Former Chair of the Department of Agriculture, Welding, Natural Resources and Drafting at Treasure Valley Community College

10:45-11 a.m.    Break

11 a.m. – noon Tour of the University of Idaho Food Technology Center

 Jim Toomey, Director, University of Idaho Business & Technology Incubator

Noon                   Lunch

12:30 – 2            Proposed Rules under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Idaho Food Safety Regulations

Patrick Guzzle, Food Safety Program Manager, State of Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

2 – 2:15                             Break

2:15 – 3               :15         How to create your vineyard’s Food Safety Manual

                             Margaret Scott, Scott’s Landing

The Food Technology Center is located at 1908 E. Chicago Street in Caldwell. The workshop will be held in Building 1902.

For more information contact Margaret Scott at 208-890-9609 or Linda Henderson at 541-262-3328.

 

-722-6701, ext. 225 for more information.

2012 ANNUAL MEETING

Plan to join us for this year’s annual meeting set for Saturday, December 1st at the University of Idaho Research Station meeting room in Parma, ID. Meeting will start at 10 a.m.

Annual Fruit Field Day

Aug 23, 2012

The University of Idaho Pomology Program Annual Fruit Field day will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the UI Parma Research and Extension Center Pomology Orchard and Vineyard site (about 4 miles north of Parma).  Registration begins at 8:30 and the tour lasts until 1:00 p.m.  Two pesticide credits are available.  Please call Dr. Essie Fallahi at 208-722-6701, ext. 225 for more information.

Members – Volunteers are needed to help with set up on Thursday. Call Mike Clarke, president, at 208-861-8345 or Dr. Essie Fallahi to sign up to help.

 

2012 University of Idaho Pomology Program Table Grape School

Saturday, Feb. 18

Parma High School Common Area, 137 panther Way, Parma

Agenda:

8:00 AM: registration $25 per adult, including lunch( $15 without lunch)

8:50 AM Opening and Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Mike Clark, President, Snake River Table Grape Growers Association.

9:00-10:15 AM: Principals in Production of Table Grape in the Intermountain West.  The seminar will include: Propagation, Planting, Training, Irrigation, Nutrition, Cluster Management, GA application, Protection, Harvest and Postharvest. Speaker: Dr. Essie Fallahi, Professor of Pomology and Viticulture, University of Idaho

10:15-10:45 Critical Issues in Commercial Table Grape Production. Speaker: Tom Elias, Tundra Vineyards

10:45-11:15 Break and Visit with Booths

11:15-11:45 Table Grape Disease. Dr. Krishna Mohan, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Idaho

11:45-12:15 Chemicals for Table Grapes. Speaker: Tom Lyon, Wilbur Ellis

12:15-1:00 Lunch(catered)

12:30-1:00 PM Marketing for Intermountain Table Grapes (During Lunch Break). Speaker: Jonathan Demcak

1:00- 1:15 PM Irrigation Design for Table Grapes. Speaker: Dick Bronson, Pipe-co

1:15-5:00 PM Practical/ Hands on Training and Pruning and Canopy Formation in Various ages of Table Grape.  Instructors: Dr. Essie Fallahi and Tom Elias, University of Idaho Pomology and Viticulture Vineyards (about 2 miles north of High School).

5:00 PM Conference Adjourns

DATE:  Saturday, December 10, 2011

TIME:  9:30 A.M.

LOCATION:  Parma Research and Extension Center, 29603 U of I Lane, Parma, ID 83660

Agenda:

  • Minutes from Last Members Meeting
  • Election of Officers
  • Membership Renewals

Thank You for Your Continued Support of Snake River Table Grape Growers Association

OLDER EVENTS:

2012-Feb. 18 Uof I Pomology Program Table Grape School

posted Feb 6, 2012 7:45 PM by Cindy Chumley                                                                                               [
updated Feb 10, 2012 6:53 PM by Hanna Nibler ]

2012 University of Idaho Pomology Program Table Grape School

University of Idaho Pomology and Viticulture Program in junction with the Snake River Table Grape Growers Association will hold its 2012 Table Grape School on Saturday, Februarys 18, 2012 at Parma High School, Common area, 137 Panther Way, Parma, ID 83660. We invite all tree fruit grower, grape growers, home gardeners and other interested people to participate in this educational school.  Several speakers have been invited to talk about their areas of expertise and many aspects of table grape production, from propagation, planting, training, irrigation, nutrition, storage, diseases, and chemical applications will be discussed in the meeting.  The lectures will be given at the high school and lunch will be served.  Then, audience will be guided to the University of Idaho Pomology and Viticulture vineyards to observe and to practice training and pruning of vines at different ages.

Agenda:

8:00 AM: registration $25 per adult, including lunch( $15 without lunch)

8:50 AM Opening and Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Mike Clark, President, Snake River Table Grape Growers Association.

9:00-10:15 AM: Principals in Production of Table Grape in the Intermountain West.  The seminar will include: Propagation, Planting, Training, Irrigation, Nutrition, Cluster Management, GA application, Protection, Harvest and Postharvest. Speaker: Dr. Essie Fallahi, Professor of Pomology and Viticulture, University of Idaho

10:15-10:45 Critical Issues in Commercial Table Grape Production. Speaker: Tom Elias, Tundra Vineyards

10:45-11:15 Break and Visit with Booths

11:15-11:45 Table Grape Disease. Dr. Krishna Mohan, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Idaho

11:45-12:15 Chemicals for Table Grapes. Speaker: Tom Lyon, Wilbur Ellis

12:15-1:00 Lunch(catered)

12:30-1:00 PM Marketing for Intermountain Table Grapes (During Lunch Break). Speaker: Jonathan Demcak

1:00- 1:15 PM Irrigation Design for Table Grapes. Speaker: Dick Bronson, Pipe-co

1:15-5:00 PM Practical/ Hands on Training and Pruning and Canopy Formation in Various ages of Table Grape.  Instructors: Dr. Essie Fallahi and Tom Elias, University of Idaho Pomology and Viticulture Vineyards (about 2 miles north of High School).

5:00 PM Conference Adjourns

Please RSVP with number of people planning to attend, By Feb. 14th

Phone(208)722-7246 or E-Mail hannanibler@srtgga.org

2011-Nov. 30–Parma Research Pledges Due Date.

posted Nov 16, 2011 6:54 PM by Cindy Chumley                                                                                               [
updated Nov 16, 2011 6:56 PM]

Remember pledges are due by Nov.30, 2011  Thank you for your support

2011-Dec-10 SRTGGA Annual Members Meeting

posted Nov 15, 2011 7:42 PM by Cindy Chumley

Hello SRTGGA Members,

 

Wow 2011 has it been a busy year!

We trust you had a good growing season.

I know a number of our members had bumper crops this year.

The season was a bit delayed due to the wet spring, but most of our vineyards catch up at the end of the season.

 

It is once again time to have our Annual Members Meeting.

It is very important that you attend and participate in this meeting. 

We will have a number of offices that will be up for election. 

Your participation and leadership is critical in making this organization one that will
be of most help in supporting our member growers. We still have a number of issues to solve for our growers. 
Please come and be a part of the solution.

 

Here are just some key issues that still need to be solved as a group in the future. 

  • Opening new markets for other varieties of grapes.
  • Cold Storage for our member growers.
  • Continued GAP Certifications for member growers.
  • 2nd Legal Review and Board Review of By-Laws and then review and acceptance by SRTGGA Members.

MEMBERS ANNUAL MEETING

 

DATE:  Saturday, December 10, 2011

TIME:  9:30 A.M.

LOCATION: Parma Research and Extension Center, 29603 U of I Lane, Parma, ID 83660

 

Agenda So Far— More info to follow as we get more items added:

 

  • Elections of Offices
  • Minutes from Last Members Meeting Acceptance

Election Process: 

Please send your submissions for Nominees for New Officers and Board Members
to Cindy Chumley at cchumley@srtgga.org  

 

We have attached a copy of last Members meeting minutes for your review
that you will be asked to vote on to accept.

 

If you are a 2011 member and have not renewed for 2012, you may visit our web site and down load
a form at the link provided here   https://sites.google.com/site/srtgga/membership-form  bring the form
with you to the meeting and we can renew you at that time if you would like.  We will also provide you with a form at the meeting if you prefer…
WE TRUST YOU HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF WONDERFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH US THIS YEAR…

Thank You for Your Continued Support of Snake River Table Grape Growers Association

2011-Dec-5th, 6th, 8th Primus GFS Certifications Workshops

posted Nov 13, 2011 9:37 AM by Cindy Chumley                                                                                               [
updated Nov 13, 2011 9:48 AM]

See Registration Links for Type of Certifications, Dates and Location below.
Or download brochure for more details.
Primus GFS Gap Certification for Producer Growers
Dec. 5, 2011
Ontario, OR

Primus GFS Packing House Certifacation
Dec. 6th, 2011
Ontario, OR

Primus GFS Packing House Certification
Dec. 08, 2011
Idaho Falls, ID
Below you can down load the brochure for all the details…

 

                                                                                    | Attachments:                                                                            2011-techhelp–gap cert. training0001.pdf

2011-Dec. 08 Growing Agritourism in Idaho-Workshop

posted Nov 13, 2011 9:25 AM by Cindy Chumley                                                                                               [
updated Nov 13, 2011 9:50 AM]

GROWING AGRITOURISM IN IDAHO
Studies show that farmers and ranchers who are involved in direct marketing and/or agritourism have greater revenue than operations of similar size that are not.
If you are involved in any sort of agricultural tourism, you won’t want to miss this one day workshop!
Featuring relevant topics, speakers with real world experience, and plenty of networking opportunities – there is truly something for everyone! DATE: Thursday, December 8, 2011 LOCATION: Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture, 2270 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712 TIME: 8:30-4:00 COST: $20 per person (lunch included) DEADLINE: Register by December 2. SPACE IS LIMITED. Find complete registration information at the link below. http://www.agri.idaho.gov/Categories/Marketing/Documents/registrationAGRITOURISM.pdf AGENDA: 8:30        Registration 9:00        Welcome and group introductions 9:15        Making the Most of Agritourism Opportunities on YOUR Operation                                 Lacey Menasco, Idaho State Department of Agriculture 9:45        Making the Connection – Adding Agritourism to the Visitor’s Itinerary                                 Diane Norton, Idaho Department of Commerce Division of Tourism 10:15     Break 10:30     Sharing Agritourism Success                      Farm Dinners: Josie Erskine, Peaceful Belly Farms                      Entertaining Guests on the Farm: Ron Bitner, Bitner Vineyards                      U-picks and Farm Stands: Fred Schreffler, The Berry Ranch                      Diversifying to Increase Profits: Sherrie and Randy Feist, Linder Farms 11:30     Planning and Zoning                                 Diana Sanders, Ada County Development Services                           12:00     Networking Lunch 1:00       Getting the Right Insurance Coverage and Minimizing Risk                                  Stewart Hyndman, Hyndman Insurance 2:00        Introduction to Farm Loops                                  Lacey Menasco, Idaho State Department of Agriculture 2:15        Break 2:30        “Loop” Break-out Discussions by Region                 (Sunny Slope, Emmet, Meridian/Kuna, other as needed) 3:30        Wrap Up and Evaluation               4:00        Adjourn
Sponsored by: Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture Idaho Dept. of Commerce
For more information, contact Lacey Menasco at (208)332-8538 or lacey.menasco@agri.idaho.gov
Thurday, December 8, 2011 8:30am-4:00pm $20 per person Lunch Included ISDA Boise Office 2270 Old Penitetiary Rd. Boise, ID Space is limited. REGISTER TODAY!!!  ——-Click the link above or download the pdf below for registration forms….

 

                                                                                    | Attachments:                                                                            2011-dec-08-registrationAGRITOURISM[1].pdf

It’s Grape Harvest Time!!!

posted Sep 10, 2011 2:40 PM by Cindy Chumley

VIEW OUR MEMBERS DIRECTORY AND CONTACT ANY OF OUR MEMBER GROWERS FOR AVAILABILITY OF THEIR PRODUCTS.
Our producers are dedicated to producing a quality product. 
Grape Variety harvest times may vary.  So call the grower/producer for availability times.

2011-Sept. 20, Tuesday  U of I Pomology Program Annual Fruit Field Day

posted Aug 7, 2011 6:37 PM by Cindy Chumley

University of Idaho, College of Agricultural and Life Science,
Parma Research and Extension Center
Pomology Program Annual Fruit Field Day
The University of Idaho Annual Fruit Field Day will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the U of I Parma Research and Extension Center Pomology Orchard and Vineyard site, about 4 miles north of Parma, Idaho. The registration will start at 8:30 am and program will start at 9:00 am (sharp). 
FOR ALL THE DETAIL INFORMATION DOWN LOAD THE ATTACHMENT BELOW.

 

                                                                                    | Attachments:                                                                            2011-Map to Field Day0001.pdf2011Pomology Program Annual Field Day.pdf

Tuesday-July 12, 2011 CLUSTER THINNING WORKSHOP 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

posted Jul 9, 2011 3:18 PM by Cindy Chumley

Please join us for our annual Cluster Thinning Workshop
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Meet at the main office of the Parma Research Center
Located at 29603 U of I Lane Parma Idaho.

2011-July-19-21 Networking Opportunity–WUSATA-Korea & Taiwan Inbound Buying Missions in Idaho

posted Jun 11, 2011 2:03 PM by Cindy Chumley

STATE OF IDAHO AGRICULTURE
WUSATA Activity Announcement

Korea & Taiwan Inbound Buying Missions

In Idaho July 19-21, 2011

For more information or to register:
Contact:
Kim Peterson
Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture
(208) 332-8532

Delegations from Korea & Taiwan will visit Idaho during the same week.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with representatives from both markets at the same time!

 

  • Meet one-on-one with pre-screened food buyers from Korea and Taiwan looking for high-quality U.S. products.
  • Showcase your products and discuss how they can fit into the purchasing plans for these companies.
  • Gain information about importer/buyer needs and preferences.

A delegation of food service and retail buyers from both Korea and Taiwan will travel to the WUSATA region for meetings and facility tours. The two groups will be in Idaho July 19-21. The delegation will be comprised of importers buying for leading restaurants, hotel chains, retail grocery stores, and other foodservice venues in Korea and Taiwan. Companies have the opportunity to network and establish contacts with key buyers.

 

Suitable products include, but are not limited to:

Frozen Fruits & Vegetables, Fresh Fruits, Dairy Products, Wines, Beef & Pork, Specialty Foods, Healthy & Natural Foods, Bakery Products, and Other Food Service Products.

2011-July-27-SRTGGA Networking Opportunity–WUSATA-Branded Program Seminar Coming to Boise Idaho

posted Jun 9, 2011 7:09 PM by Cindy Chumley

Important Information
Seminar Date:
July 27, 2011
Seminar Times:
Multiple Slots Available
Registration Deadline:
July 22, 2011
Registration Fee:
$50.00
Questions:
Contact Kim Peterson,
or (208) 332-8532

WUSATA Program Announcement

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Branded Program Seminars Coming

To  Boise, Idaho!

Is your product ready for export? Need help funding international marketing activities and promotions? Thinking about attending an international or domestic trade show?

If so, then the Branded Program Seminar is for you!

Attend one of WUSATA’s Branded Program Seminars to learn how the federally funded USDA’s Market Access Program (MAP) can help your business expand your worldwide marketing reach.

Who should attend? Food and agricultural companies that are new-to-export, new-to-market and veteran exporters. Why?

-This seminar will introduce you to WUSATA programs and how we can help you in your exporting journey.

-The Branded Program is intricate.

-We understand that personnel changes often. For current WUSATA companies, this is a great opportunity way to train/re-train your staff!

Is travel a major obstacle? No worries! Contact us via email at export@wusata.org or by phone at (360) 693-3373 for other options.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

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