Education

Love of Food Science Leads Student to Research Solutions for Smoke-Affected Wines

Charity Maosah’s passion for agriculture and food science stems from an inquisitive personality and a childhood spent on her family’s farm in Kenya. “My interest in food science is influenced by my upbringing,” said Maosah, who will graduate from Washington State University (WSU) with a master’s degree in food science this fall. “Everything we ate came from our farm, and …

Best of the San Joaquin Valley Enjoyed at the Whole Vine Festival

It was a special morning on Saturday, October 21, when a green field on the eastern end of the Fresno State campus was transformed into a mecca for all things grape.  A celebration of San Joaquin Valley grapes, raisins and wine commenced that morning, and continued through the weekend in an upbeat and spirited way. The first of its kind …

Vineyard Team Releases the 1st Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship Impact Report

When the nonprofit Vineyard Team promotes sustainable winegrowing, the organization addresses more than natural resources. They know that sustainability includes protecting our most valuable resource: the people. The organization has released the first Impact Report for the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship. Since 2015, the scholarship has invested over $270,000 to help the children of California-based vineyard and winery workers pay for college. 98 percent of …

ASEV Presents 25 Students with $107,500 in Scholarships

Over $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to 25 students throughout North America by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). The ASEV’s scholarship program seeks to support students pursuing scientific research and advancement in enology or viticulture. “Year after year, we see the passion and commitment of scholarship recipients exceed our expectations,” says Anna Katharine Mansfield, associate professor at …

Lake County Winegrape Commission Announces Second Year of Pruning School

The Lake County Winegrape Commission announced the continuation of Lake County Pruning School, which launched in December 2022 and sold out, benefiting more than 100 attendees. Presented in both English and Spanish, the immersive Lake County Pruning School is the first of its kind for a regional organization and was created in collaboration with Simonit & Sirch, the renowned grapevine …

$58,000 Awarded to Children of Vineyard Farmworkers

Higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. This year, the Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship awarded $58,000 in higher education scholarships to 18 students whose parents work in California vineyards. First year recipient Erick says, “As a first-generation student hailing from a low-income family, pursuing higher education has always been a dream for …

WSU Viticulture Extension Specialist Receives Award, Promotion

Washington State University Viticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Michelle Moyer has been promoted to a full professorship and recognized with the Faculty Excellence in Extension Award from WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). “Dr. Moyer is an outstanding member of the Department of Viticulture and Enology (V&E),” said Department Chair Jean Dodson Peterson. “She has established …

Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Inspires Women Leaders

On March 24, the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation (FWF) launched a brand-new professional development program – a Women’s Leadership Workshop – focused on supporting new and aspiring female supervisors. The one-day workshop at Napa Valley College supported a full classroom of 40 supervisors from winery and vineyard management businesses across the Napa Valley. “It’s important for women to know their …

Scholarships for Children of Wine Industry Workers

Vineyard Team is excited to announce that applications are now open through March 31, 2023 for the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship. Applicant or applicant’s parent/guardian must be employed or contracted by the vineyard and winery industry and live in California. Multi-year scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $6,000 per student per year. The number of scholarships awarded is based on …

California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Scholarship Applications Due March 4th

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships awarded through the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who plan to continue their education at a four-year or two-year school. These scholarships are available to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one …

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