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Lake and Mendocino winegrape growers invited to learn about lowering farming risk

Kelseyville, Calif. December 19, 2018 – A seminar for Lake and Mendocino County winegrape growers will be held on January 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Lodge at Blue Lakes in Upper Lake, California. 

The purpose of the seminar is to provide information to winegrape growers that are interested in learning how crop insurance can lower farming risk. Speakers include:

  • John Aguirre, President, California Association of Winegrape Growers
  • Katie Delbar, Mendocino-Lake County Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Jeff Yasui, Director of the Davis Regional Office, USDA Risk Management Agency
  • Greg Merrill, CIC, AFIS, Executive Vice President, Pan American Insurance Services
  • John Fremoire, Vice President, Regional Claims – Crop, NAU
  • John Wienstroer, Vice President, Branch Operations, NAU

Speakers will provide valuable details so growers can make informed decisions in advance of the January 31 deadline to sign up for coverage for the 2019 crop year.

The seminar is presented by Allied Grape Growers, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Pan American, Lake County Farm Bureau, Lake County Winegrape Commission, Mendocino County Farm Bureau, Mendocino WineGrowers Inc., and NAU Country.

Advance registration is required. Growers may reserve a space by visiting: http://bit.ly/ins-seminar

For more information, contact the Lake County Winegrape Commission: 707 279 2633

About the Lake County Winegrape Commission
Established in 1991, the Lake County Winegrape Commission (LCWC) has been instrumental in developing the Lake County region’s unwavering commitment to farming high-quality winegrapes. A state agency with oversight by the California Department of Food & Agriculture, LCWC represents approximately 180 winegrape growers farming more than 9,500 acres of vineyards in Lake County and works on behalf of those growers in the areas of marketing, research, and education.

For more information, call (707) 279-2633, or visit www.lakecountywinegrape.org.

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