Unveiling the 2024 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show — Reserve your spot today!

The much-anticipated 2024 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show will take place January 16-17 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan.

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Photo by Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar, MSU Extension.

Michigan State University Extension is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated 2024 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, set to take place Jan. 16-17, 2024, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610.

The registration desk opens at 8 a.m. on Jan. 16. General admission cost is $50 in advance or $55 at the door (for both days). Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) training general admission cost is $45 in advance and not available at the door.

Register in advance for the 2024 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Event highlights

  • Comprehensive educational programs and engaging vendor exhibits extending across both days.
  • Inclusive access to both tree fruit and grape sessions with a single, convenient registration.
  • Indulge in the fruit industry luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 16 (first-come, first-serve).
  • Delight in the grape industry luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 17, seamlessly included with your registration.
  • Explore the Exhibit Hall showcasing a diverse array of orchard and vineyard equipment, supplies and more.

We will be introducing new enhancements to the grape section this year. Participants can obtain a TAM certificate via the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association's MiCAST Training Module, as well as participate in thought-provoking discussions on the future of Michigan wine funding within the Michigan grape and wine industry.

Included in the grape sessions

Viticulture session – Tuesday, Jan. 16:

  • Insightful presentations from industry experts.
  • Topics range from early leaf removal to vineyard pest management.
  • Panel Discussion: grape production costs, P45

Enology session – Wednesday, Jan. 17:

  • Dive into discussions on oxygen ingress and permeability for closures.
  • Critical tastings of Midwestern wine styles.
  • Michigan vs. the world: A comparative wine tasting.

Industry discussion and marketing session – Wednesday, Jan. 17:

  • TAM training by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association.
  • Michigan Wine industry funding town hall panel—an industry discussion on funding initiatives.
  • MiCAST Training Module—part of a three-part credentialed program on quality customer service.
  • Michigan Wine Collaborative annual meeting and election.

Michigan restricted use pesticide (RUP) applicator recertification credits will be available.

For grape-related inquiries, contact Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar at nasroll2@msu.edu.

This event is organized by the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Foundation, in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension and AgBioResearch, Cherry Marketing Institute, Parallel 45, Michigan Wine Collaborative and the MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center.

Don't miss this chance to stay abreast of the latest orchard and vineyard practices. We eagerly anticipate your participation!

Register for the 2024 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

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