Dec 18, 2019
Cider education included at 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Parallel 45 and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to host Bri Ewing Valliere, a clinical assistant professor of the School of Food Science at Washington State University, at the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan. Valliere will provide a two-hour cider education session on the morning of Jan. 15 where she will speak on cidermaking, how the Food Safety and Modernization Act applies to ground harvested apples for cider, and how apple maturity and storage can increase polyphenols in cider.

Both days of the 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show will include concurrent wine grape and tree fruit sessions. The wine grape session will also feature presentations on horticulture, entomology, pathology, sustainability, water usage and geospatial/technology aspects of wine grape production and fermentation in northwest Michigan.

We are also pleased to host several key guest speakers in this session including Anna Katharine Mansfield and Tim Martinson of Cornell University and Imed Dami of the Ohio State University, who will present on structural challenges of wine, horticultural issues of Riesling, and cold stress of wine grapes, respectively. The Wine Grape Luncheon will feature “Wine America: Saving you Money” from keynote speaker Jim Trezise of Wine America.

Pre-registration of $45 per person is now open. To pre-register, please visit: 2020 Orchard and Vineyard Show Pre-Registration.

For help with pre-registration, please contact the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center at 231-946-1510. Registrations at the door ($50 per person) on the day of the event will be open at 8 a.m.

Registration includes access to all educational sessions, lunch and a social hour on the evening of Jan. 14. If registering at the door, please arrive well before the program begins as the line is often long. See the Wine Grape and Cider agenda below for details.

Please contact Jenn Zelinski at 231-946-1510 for more information regarding the 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show.

Interested in tree fruit? Visit “Register now for 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show” for more information on the tree fruit sessions.

Pre-registration is open and agendas are set for the 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, held Jan. 14-15 in Acme, Michigan.

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