A free, 2-part online workshop about the production, soil health, and climate benefits of integrating sheep into the vineyard. Hear from Wine Country farmers, as well as university and extension specialists.

Due to current public health concerns, this workshop will be held online. Please register for each day separately. Thank you for your understanding.

Day 1: April 17, 2020, 8-11 am
Please register at the following link: Zoom Registration

  • Learn about benefits of sheep grazing on soil health and vineyard floor management, and how sheep are managed around the grape production cycle.
  • Learn about sheep health, physiology, and management.
  • Learn about a new project that seeks to understand how sheep-vineyard systems may be utilized to increase soil health and soil organic carbon while providing multiple production benefits.

Day 2: April 24, 2020, 8-11 am
Please register at the following link: Zoom Registration

  • Learn how vineyard managers in California’s Wine Country have used sheep in their vineyards.
  • Learn how shepherds and ranchers provide grazing services to vineyards.

Speakers:

  • Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis, Assistant Professor of Agroecology
  • Dave Koball, Noble Vineyard Management, Director of Viticulture
  • Glenn McGourty, UC Cooperative Extension, County Director & Viticulture Advisor
  • Jake Knobloch, Somerston Vineyards, Vineyard Manager
  • Kari Flores, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Farming Operations Manager
  • Kelsey Brewer, UC Davis, Graduate Student
  • Macy Stubstad, Rudd Vineyards, Vineyard Manager
  • Miguel Garcia, Napa County RCD, Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager
  • Robert and Jaime Irwin, Kaos Sheep Outfit, Owners
  • Stephanie Larson, UC Cooperative Extension, County Director & Livestock Range Management Advisor

Presented by: Napa RCD, UCCE, Fibershed, and CAFF