(Napa, CALIF.) – Wineries, vineyard managers and grapegrowers eager to tap into technology to tackle problems and increase profitability, can learn more from a trio of vineyard technology experts that will cover the latest in vineyard tech at the 20th Annual Vineyard Economics Seminar, set for Friday, May 15, 2015 in Napa, California at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel.
Garrett Buckland (Premiere Viticultural Services), Jim Brammer (Soaring Vistas Media Aerial Photography) and Adam Metz (TerrAvion) are set to discuss the latest in vineyard technology ranging from leveraging small, unmanned aerial vehicles for vineyard management, to gathering data from a virtual bird’s eye point of view, to assessing the lack of water and using technology to improve vine health, to interpreting data to take the best steps to increase vineyard profits.
Attendees will gain rare, immediate access to recent aerial snapshots of their viticultural region which may provide timely insight into critical issues such as the impact of the drought, ground water supply, pests, early bud break and bloom.
The 2015 Vineyard Economics program features agricultural experts, wine industry professionals and high level decision makers from all areas of the industry. Topics will range from the grape market, to the future impact of sustainability, to labor law, to vineyard planting trends to saving money with mechanization and technology in the vineyard. The program, and limited-time early bird registration, is available online at www.WineSymposium.com.
The 2015 Vineyard Economics Seminar event sponsors include: American Ag Credit; Bank of the West; Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM) Accountants and Consultants; CMPR Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP Attorneys; CoBank; Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty; Farm Credit West; G & J Seiberlich & Co. LLP; Moss Adams, LLP Certified Public Accountants / Business Consultants; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Walsh Vineyards Management; American Vineyard Magazine; Vineyard & Winery Management; Wine Business Monthly; Wine Industry Insight; Wine Industry Network and Wines & Vines (now including Practical Winery & Vineyard).
About the Wine Industry Symposium Group
The founders of the Wine Industry Symposium Group met in early 1992 with the hope that by forming a new industry conference, they would create an open exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning financial aspects of the California wine industry. The Wine Industry Financial Symposium was born. A couple of years later, in 1994, the group started a similar program, the Central Coast Insights Program, to fit the needs of that region. A year later, the Vineyard Economics Seminar was created for grape growers. Because of consistent globalization and consolidation in the wine business, the Wine Industry Symposium Group continues to operate with the mission of providing a critical platform for important communication and dialogue between the multiple facets of the wine business and the lending community. For more information visit www.winesymposium.com or call (707) 666-2525. Like the Wine Symposium Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WineSymposiumGroup and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wine_symposium.