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September 13, 2019

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2019 AWGGA Annual Conference

16034 Co Rd 29, Jemison, AL 35085, AL

Hosted by the AWGGA, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Auburn University.


9 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome

Becky Berta, AWGGA Vice President

9:15 a.m. – Noon – Educational Session

  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Andrew Walker, UC Davis, CA
    • Pierce’s disease resistant European wine grapes nearing release from UC Davis
  • Other speakers will share their experience cultivating UC Davis developed pierce’s disease resistant European grapes in Alabama and the southeast. These speakers include:
    • Dr. Elina Coneva, Auburn University
    • Dr. Kassie Conner, Auburn University
    • Dr. Cain Hickey, University of Georgia
    • Mr. Randal Wilson, White Oak Vineyards

Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Travel to the Chilton Research and Extension Center

  • 120 Co. Rd. 756 Clanton, AL 35045

1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Tour and Demonstration

  • Walking tour and demonstration of research vineyards where Dr. Walker’s pierce’s disease resistant Vitis vinifera (European) grapes are being grown on different training stems

3 p.m. – Adjourn


(Included with Registration)

Please, register for the meeting by: Sept. 6. Tickets are limited to the first 70 guests.

Checks for $80 for AWGGA members and $90 for non-members may be mailed to:

Paul Downs

214 Sanders Road SE, Hartselle, AL 35640

In the alternative, you may use PayPal for an additional convenience fee (total PayPal cost $82.70 for members and $93.00 for non-members) at paypal.me/AWGGA <http://paypal.me/AWGGA>.

If you have questions, please contact Kim Miller at: awggainfo@gmail.com  or (205) 515-0113 (text is best). Also click “going” on our Facebook event.  We need to keep track so we do not run out of room!


Farming, Grapes