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In case you didn’t already know by reading my blog or by some other method, I am leaving my position at Oklahoma State University to take a similar position at Mississippi State University. My final day at OSU is October 14 and I start at MSU on November 1. I realize that leaves a gap in viticulture research and extension at OSU. It is our sincere hope that the position can be filled in the future, although that is not a guar-antee. The industry must show their desire to have the position filled. There is a lot to be positive about right now in the industry, so a show of need is important. Leaders within the Oklahoma grape and wine indus-try must interact with OSU administration and demonstrate a show of confidence and resources to impress upon them that the position needs to be refilled. The pulse of the university system right now is this — can a new hire generate funding to sustain their program? If the an-swer is no, then there is no hope that the position will be refilled. If the answer is yes, then chances are considerably better. I believe right now it looks very good for funding possibilities within Oklahoma for viticul-ture research and extension; however, I also believe the industry needs to put up some dollars to make this happen. More than anything it is a show of support and it doesn’t need to be big money, but rather a consis-tent stream from year to year to show administration that the industry is serious. OSU has invested a lot of money in the Oklahoma grape and wine industry and we have gotten good results so far. Keep it up. Volume 6, issue 4 Farewell My Friends and Colleagues October-December 2011 Editor: • Eric T. Stafne Farewell 1 GMSC Update 1 eViticulture Social Media 2 Opinion Points 2 Perkins Trial Data (bb) 3 Trial Data (harv. Date) 4 Trial Data (yield) 5 Trial Data (yield) 6 Trial Data (brix) 7-8 Trial Data (pH, TA) 9-11 Cultivar Spotlight 12 National Grape Survey 13 Inside this issue: Le Vigneron A newsletter for the grape growers and wine makers of Oklahoma Oklahoma State Univer si ty and Oklahoma Cooperat ive Extensi on Servi ce 2011 OSU Grape Management Short Course Update Eric T. Stafne The OSU GMSC finished off in September by visiting The Venue at Red-stone run by George and Ann Nemecek and Tres Suenos Winery run by Richard and Rose Kennedy. Both Ann and Richard were gracious hosts. At Redstone, William McGlynn gave his sensory demonstration talk, which is always a favorite of the class. Richard gave us a full tour of his opera-tion, complete with a history and current update on the vineyard situation. Later we tasted his wines. After that the class was finished for another year. No worries about next year, the class will continue! Keep an eye on the website for more information later in the year.
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|Title||Le vigneron : a newsletter for the grape growers and wine makers of Oklahoma, 10-12/2011, v.6 no.4|
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
|Purpose||Farewell My Friends and Colleagues; 2011 OSU Grape Management Short Course Update, Eric T. Stafne; eViticulture.org Social Media; Opinion Points-Industry Diretion; Variety Trial Results from Perkins; Cultivar Spotlight: Symphony|
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