Growing, Making & Improving Wines Workshop
October 21, 2016
A.B. McKay Food Research & Enology Laboratory
Drs. Eric Stafne & Juan L. Silva
Mississippi State University
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Introduction
9:00 am Grape Varieties & other fruits
Others: Blueberry, Strawberry, Blackberry
10:00 am Vine Management techniques to improve wine quality
10:45 am Harvest
11:15 am Post-harvest management : sulfiting, temp/rh, rots/spoil
1:00 PM Juice & Winemaking (class plus demo/lab)
Factors that affect winemaking, Equipment
4:00 PM Tasting
Wine & cheese
Discussion on future needs
Research, Regulations, Outreach
Featured Speaker- Ellen Butz
Ellen Butz (Harkness) has worked with the wine industry in the Eastern United States since 1979. She is a microbiologist who spent most of her career working with the yeast and bacteria involved in wine production and teaching winemakers the fine art of pleasing the microbes—thus making fine wines. She recently retired from Purdue University after 15 years as Enology Specialist for the Indiana wine industry. Prior to this she was an Enology Extension Specialist at Mississippi State University (1984-1992). In 2007, she and Dr. Richard Vine established Vintage Winery Consultants to help new and established wineries determine their analytical and quality control needs, assemble the equipment, and train winemakers to be proficient QC managers. In 2010 she was awarded the American Society for Enology and Viticulture Merit Award. In her spare time Ellie makes “non-commercial” wines, grows grapes and teaches others to love the art of the vine.
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Mississippi Farm Bureau is hosting a Specialty Crop and Green Producer Workshop
October 26, 2016
Cotton Blues Restaurant
6116 US 98, Hattiesburg
10 am – 2 pm
Food Safety & Modernization Act
FSA Loan Opportunities
RMA Risk Management Products
Worker Protection Standards
To RSVP, contact Chris Shivers
To download the flyer click shivers-flyer
Long-time friend of the Mississippi Food Policy Council, Emily Broad Lieb topped this year’s list of Most Innovative Women in Food! The list, released by Fortune and Food & Wine, highlights women who had the most transformative impact in the last year on what we eat and drink. “We considered hundreds of entrepreneurs, activists and […]
Mississippi State University will host the annual Muscadine Field Day Aug. 27 at the McNeill Research Unit.
Speakers from the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service will discuss muscadine cultivars, best production practices, and insects and diseases.
The field day is from 9-11 a.m. Preregistration is not required for the free event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The McNeill Research Unit is located at 7 Gill Road near Carriere. Take Exit 15 off I-59 and drive west to Highway 11 in McNeill. Drive south on Highway 11 for about 2 miles.
Small bags will be provided for sampling fruit. Other bags and containers will not be allowed for that purpose.
For more information, contact Eric Stafne, MSU Extension fruit crops specialist, at 601-403-8939.
Calling all Agricultural Professionals: the Farm to Table Experience offers several opportunities to hone your skills and learn about new trends in the farm to table industry! Several sessions offered for agricultural professionals at all levels. Sign up for a session today: Plenary – “New Markets, New Opportunities: USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your […]