Upcoming events

    • 5 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Call-in: 720-707-2699 Meeting ID: 357504555


    Join the MWC board meeting to hear/give general updates and updates from each committee.

    • 6 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 7 Feb 2019
    • Lake Michigan College, Mendel Center: 2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022


    Southwest Michigan Horticultural

    Days 2019

    Date: February 6, 2019 - February 7, 2019
    Time: 8 a.m.
    Location: Lake Michigan College, Mendel Center: 2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    Contact: Renee Tinkey: 269-944-1477, ext. 201; tinkeyre@msu.edu

    Southwest Hort Days 2019 will be held Wednesday and Thursday February 6st and 7th, at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan; hosted by the Michigan Grape Society, Michigan State University Extension and Lake Michigan College. There will be a trade show located in the Grand Upton Hall.

    Educational sessions will be offered and will include RUP credits for many of the sessions. The educational sessions on vegetable production will be held Wednesday afternoon and will focus on helping growers get the most from their irrigation system. Tree fruit sessions on both days will be focused on training systems, growth regulators, insect, disease, and weed issues. A wine grape session on Wednesday morning, and two juice grape sessions on Thursday will cover a wide range of topic relevant to commercial grape growers. Blueberry educational sessions will also be offered on Thursday morning and afternoon. MSUExtension educators, fruit growers, and outside experts will provide informative talks and answer questions in these sessions. A wine showcase will be held Wednesday at 4:30 PM.  The full program will be available on the SWMREC website. Trade show 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Registration begin 8 a.m., and Educational Sessions begin 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Pre-registration is by mail and is $45 per person; on-site registration is $60. Lunch for both days is included in registration. Registrations postmarked after Monday January 14, 2019 and at the door will be $60 per person.  

    Link to register: https://www.canr.msu.edu/swmrec/

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 21 Mar 2019
    • The Oncenter, Syracuse NY

    MWC Sponsors the Eastern Winery Exposition

    Planning for the 8th Annual Eastern Winery Exposition is underway! This is the largest production wine and grape trade show and conference in the Eastern United States. The event will take place next March 19th-March 21st in Syracuse, NY. MWC is honored to be sponsoring the much anticipated event and we are excited to announce members will receive 10% off seminar and/or trade show registration. The event will provide a wide selection of speakers, sessions, and workshops related to enology, viticulture, marketing, and technology. There is also a trade show with almost 200 exhibitors. Registration opens in November 2018.


    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S Paw Paw St, Lawrence, MI 49064, (269) 674-8091

    ImageVan Buren Conservation District presents Farming For The Future conference with speaker Gary Zimmer: "Biological Farming: How to Make It Work For Your Farm"

    The 2019 "Farming for the Future" conference welcomes keynote speaker Gary Zimmer presenting "Biological Farming: How to make it work for your farm," with other topics/speakers, including biological farming and soil health; carbon based fertilizers; transition to organic; new sprayer technology for specialty crops (Mark Ledebuhr); preventing ag's next SWD; one farm's journey to soil health; and Can I farm here? Wetland rules and regulations.

    Soil health as the building block on which all other ag ventures (plant health and production quality) are based, as well as Sap analysis, water quality, and sprayer technology (electrostatic and proptec/curtec type spraying), are crucial to our industry now and in the future.

    Beneficial to ALL AREA GROWERS (including Berrien and Allegan counties), and it is free, with lunch provided. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farming-for-the-future-2019-tickets-53970830206


    March 20, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm. Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S Paw Paw St, Lawrence, MI 49064. (269) 674-8091.

Past events

22 Jan 2019 MWC Membership/Communications Committee monthly meeting
15 Jan 2019 2019 NW MI Orchard & Vineyward Show
18 Dec 2018 MWC Membership/Communications Committee monthly meeting
11 Dec 2018 WEBINAR: Grapevine trunk diseases: The fungi that cause them, how they develop and spread, and how they are managed
4 Dec 2018 2018 Great Lakes Expo
27 Nov 2018 MWC Membership/Communications Committee monthly meeting
26 Nov 2018 Cold Climate Committee monthly meeting
10 Nov 2018 VESTA 2018 Wine Sensory Workshop
6 Nov 2018 MWC Monthly Board Meeting
23 Oct 2018 MWC Membership/Communications Committee monthly meeting
14 Oct 2018 Wine & Geology Tour
12 Sep 2018 MWC Communications Committee Meeting
29 Aug 2018 International Symposium: August 29th
24 Aug 2018 MSU DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE PRESENTS: Forty Years Advancing Fruit Production: Applied Physiology, PGRs, Rootstocks, and Orchard Systems
8 Aug 2018 Michigan Grape Society Field Day Grower Social
24 May 2018 Michigan Wine & Cider Festival
24 Apr 2018 Winemaking Required Equipment for Home & Commercial - Lecture
18 Apr 2018 Winemaking Techniques for Cold Hardy Grapes - Lecture #5
13 Apr 2018 NMHRC Spring Kickoff Event
10 Apr 2018 Processing Grapes Into Wine - Lecture
22 Mar 2018 Advanced Beekeeping - The Expanding Markets
15 Mar 2018 2018 Cold Climate Conference
13 Mar 2018 Planning & Planting Cold Hardy Grapes
1 Mar 2018 2018 Michigan Wine Collaborative Annual Meeting
28 Feb 2018 2018 Michigan Grape & Wine Conference
9 Feb 2018 Michigan 2018 Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference
7 Feb 2018 Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days
23 Feb 2017 MWC Annual Meeting

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