The monthly conference calls with Colorado grape-growers will be on hiatus until Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM. At that time, we will convene to talk about the potential of machine harvesting and pruning.
In light of the increasing labor shortages for Colorado agriculture, machine harvesting and pruning of grapes is becoming a more attractive and potentially financially viable alternative to hand-picking. Additionally, the technology of machine vineyard work has advanced light-years beyond the machines that gave machine harvesting a bad name.
Our guests in February will include Bill Blackmon, co-founder/owner/grape-grower for William Chris Vineyards in Fredericksburg, TX, one of the most highly acclaimed wineries in Texas’ Hill Country and fierce advocate for locally grown grapes. Bill has been using machine harvesting in his large vineyards in Texas Hill Country and High Plains regions.
You can join this conference call each month by going to www.uberconference.com/cwidb in your web browser. Log in with your name then select whether to join the audio portion of the conference using VoIP on your computer or by calling 720.515.1880 on your phone. Although our speakers may have a brief video presentation, you will not need to join the meeting on-line.
Call Doug Caskey’s cell phone, 720.304.3406, if you have any difficulty joining the call.
Colorado Grape Grower Monthly Conference Call: Machine Harvesting and Pruning