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Welcomes New
Research Coordinator
Dr. Kristin Lowe is the PD/GWSS
Board's new research coordinator who
will oversee and guide the board's
extensive research program. She has
more than 20 years of experience
working with growers and researchers
in viticulture science and practical
farming. " I want growers to know that
the board's research portfolio is built on
a robust review process of research that
is relevant to their needs, " Lowe said.
" Their assessment dollars are going to
the very top ideas and researchers out
there to deliver practical solutions to
the pest and disease problems growers
face. " Read Lowe's bio
CAWG Member
Employees in Newest
Ag Leadership Class
Six individuals from the wine/
winegrape industry were selected for
Class 51 of the California Agricultural
Leadership Program.
Congratulations to Nick Escobar of G3
Enterprises (CAWG member), Tom
Gore of Constellation Brands (CAWG
member), Mylène Hermier of The
Duckhorn Portfolio (CAWG member),
Miguel Lizárraga of Naraghi Farms,
Ryan Stapleton of Delicato Family
Wines (CAWG member) and Will
Weiss of Bella Vista Farming Company
(CAWG member).
Californian Tapped as
Chief Ag Negotiator
Almond Alliance of California President
Elaine Trevino in September was
nominated by President Biden to serve
as the chief agricultural negotiator
for the Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative. Trevino, formerly a
deputy secretary at CDFA, received
support from industry representatives.
In June 2021, California Congressional
members and colleagues urged Biden
to nominate someone for the important
position to promote American
agriculture around the world, improve
and expand market access for U.S.
agriculture, and enhance the nation's ag
economy. USTR press release
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Nominations Open for
2022 Rich Smith Award
The Rich Smith Distinguished Service
Award recognizes an individual who
has made major contributions to the
American grape and wine industry
and research, while emulating Smith's
defining traits of passion, commitment
and collaboration. It is co-sponsored
by Winegrape Growers of America,
National Grape Research Alliance and
WineAmerica. Nominations are due Oct.
29, 2021. The recipient will be honored
at the WGA Leadership Luncheon in
Sacramento on Jan. 26, 2022.
Online application
Downloadable application
In Memoriam:
Jean-Mari Peltier
Jean-Mari Peltier passed away on Sept. 24 after
fighting a long illness. Her career in the wine/
winegrape industry included president of the
National Grape & Wine Initiative (2008-2015),
member of the Pierce's Disease Advisory Task
Force and manager of the consolidated Central
Valley Table Grape Pest & Disease Control
District. She also worked for the National
Council of Farmer Cooperatives and the
California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
CAWG greatly appreciates her career of service
to our industry and extends our deepest
sympathies to her family and loved ones.
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