2023 Dirt to Glass™ Conference

August 24, 2023 - August 25, 2023

Contact: Annette Kleinschmit kleinsc7@msu.edu or 231-256-9888

THIS CONFERENCE IS FULL.  Hosted by Michigan State University AgBioResearch, MSU Extension, Intentional Agriculture and industry leaders, Dirt to Glass™ 2023 takes place Thursday and Friday, August 24-25 in Traverse City, Michigan at Kirkbride Hall. This annual conference connects growers and producers from around the state and beyond, providing the most advanced practical information to support the Michigan grape and wine industry in understanding the critical relationship between better farming and world class wine.  Dirt to Glass™ aims to present the highest international standards of viticulture and winemaking.  Designed for grape growers and wine producers across Michigan and neighboring states, Dirt to Glass 2023 offers advanced, practical information and tools to elevate their craft and stay ahead of industry trends.   New features this year are a moderated Grower Panel,  a curated walk-around tasting in which participants can objectively evaluate and discuss Michigan wines alongside other similar wines of quality from around the world, and now the Meet & Listen Session.   This 2-day conference will be at Kirkbride Hall on Day 1, and Day 2 will be a field day via shuttles to various vineyard locations.  The cost for Day 1 is $150, and the cost for Day 2 is $150.  Day 2 participation is only available to Day 1 participants.  Day 2 has limited seating due to shuttles.  

Visit the DTG website for more details, agenda and to register:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/dirttoglass

Special Announcement:  The Dirt to Glass™ Conference will feature a special Meet & Listen Session, facilitating a unique opportunity for direct engagement between the Michigan State University (MSU) leaders of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and the attendees of the Dirt to Glass™ conference. This 1.5-hour session will be held at the end of Day 1 of the conference (Aug. 24) and will be moderated by Patrick Cudney, Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations and Senior Advisor to the Dean and Directors of CANR.  This session will provide an open dialogue platform, allowing stakeholders and Michigan's exceptional community of winemakers and wine grape growers, who have played a pivotal role in shaping the CANR, to directly engage with MSU CANR leadership.  The session will commence with short introductions from the panelists, including Thomas D. Jeitschko PhD, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at MSU, Kelly Millenbah, Dean of the CANR, George Smith, Director of AgBioResearch, and Quentin Tyler, Director of MSU Extension.   This will be followed by an engaging question and answer period, allowing for a focused discussion on industry-wide concerns. 

Read the entire announcement here:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/dirt-to-glass-hosts-msu-canr-leadership-with-grape-wine-industry

Join the Dirt to Glass™ conference group on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @dirt_to_glass for updates.

 NEW DTG swag items!  You can order your Dirt to Glass™ logo-ed t-shirts, caps, travel mugs and notebooks online by July 29tj to pick up at the conference.