Registration for the June 28, 2016 cider makers’ and apple growers’ educational meeting at Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury, VT is now open. Topics will include: updates on apple production and cider apple economics projects (Terence Bradshaw and Florence Becot); cider marketing (Farrell Distributing Cider Education & Training Manager Jeff Baker); and evaluation of ciders for quality improvement and cultivar selection (Cornell Cooperative Extension Enologist Chris Gerling). There is a $10 fee to cover lunch. The meeting will be held from 10:00-3:30.
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Cider Apple Production in Vermont:
Field Research and Cider Quality
The Woodchuck Cidery
1321 Exchange Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
June 28, 2016
10:00 Apple Cultivar Evaluations for Cider Making
Terence Bradshaw, UVM Tree Fruit & Viticulture Specialist
10:45 Growing Apples for the Cider Industry: Does the Math Add Up?
Florence Becot, UVM Center for Rural Studies
11:15 Roundtable Discussion:
Product, Price, and Promotion: Perspectives on Cider Marketing
Jeff Baker, Farrell Distributing Cider Education & Training Manager (moderator)
1:00 Risk Management
Jake Jacobs, UVM Extension
1:15 Developing Evaluation Programs to Improve Cider Making
Chris Gerling, Cornell University-NYSAES Enology Extension Associate
2:00 Coordinated Evaluation of Ciders
Moderated by Chris Gerling
3:30 Closing Comments and Adjourn