Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group members are invited to gather at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau office for their February meeting. Themed “There’s A Grant For That!”, attendees will hear from a panel on how to get funding for your next on-farm project. They will specifically sharing state & federal funding and partnership opportunities available for wine grape growers.
Loni Lyttle, Director of Viticulture, Advanced Viticulture
Chase Garcia, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS
Brooke Pippi, Agricultural Engineer for Marin & Sonoma Counties, USDA-NRCS
– Opportunities for Wine Grape Growers – USDA Farm Bill Programs
– Complimentary California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and other State agencies funding resources and opportunities
– Partnerships with other local organizations – Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs)
– Discussion on resource conservation planning, soil health, pest management, cover crop, hedgerow, irrigation system improvements, water quantity management and many others!