Category Archives: General Information

Upcoming events!

Greetings! As the semester winds down, now is a good time (while students are still checking email, anyway) to post a few updates as well as some important dates coming up in the grape and wine industry in Ohio. There … Continue reading

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Ohio Labor Laws, Volunteers, Unpaid Interns, and the FLSA

Have you seen the article floating around Facebook lately? You know, the one about the winery in California that is now going out of business because the state’s fine on it was so great that they are unable to continue … Continue reading

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Who’s having a busy summer?

I’m sure we aren’t the only ones! It’s been quite the summer, and I’ve let my blog-posting duties lag a bit – my apologies, fans of the KSUA Wine Degrees Program. Instead of a long, wordy blog, I’ll post more … Continue reading

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100% Job Placement for KSUA 2014 V&E Grads

You read that headline right: 3 out of 3 of KSUA’s 2014 Viticulture or Enology graduates have landed jobs in the industry – since graduation in May. One graduate manages a vineyard at an Ohio wine education center. One graduate works in the fermentation … Continue reading

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Annual VESTA Curriculum Meeting

Last week, I was in Santa Fe, NM with the entire VESTA crew, and we worked hard to identify gaps in our curriculum in terms of what tasks are required in different viticulture and enology occupations. From permanent vineyard worker … Continue reading

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KSUA and the 2014 Ohio Wine Competition

To view the results of the 2014 Ohio Wine Competition, click here:  2014 OWC Results Booklet This month, we were fortunate enough to host the 2014 Ohio Wine Competition, sponsored by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee. When OGIC first asked … Continue reading

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Vineyard Damage from the Polar Vortex and help from the 2014 Farm Bill

At a recent Tri County Grape Growers meeting, David Marrison – Ohio State University Extension Educator for Ashtabula County – presented attendees information on the 2014 Farm Bill. Specifically, he focused on the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), which “provides financial … Continue reading

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