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The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Farm Credit announce an exciting joint partnership hosting the 40th Annual TWGGA Conference and Trade Show. Companies under the Farm Credit banner have been prominent sponsors of TWGGA events for many years and big supporters of the Texas wine and grape industry. The joint partnership is the next step in featuring the Annual Conference and Trade Show, naturally themed “40 Years and Growing” in 2016. Read Full Press Release
Applications Being Accepted for Texas Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee – Deadline to submit is September 30, 2015
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced today the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for positions on the Texas Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee. The committee is a vital component of TDA’s efforts to administer the Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program, which is responsible for promoting, strengthening and educating consumers about Texas’ growing wine industry. The advisory committee helps assess the state of Texas’ wine industry and develops recommendations to assist in promoting and expanding it. Additionally, the committee will play a vital role in selecting projects to be funded by the Wine Industry Development Fund, which focuses on projects related to mitigating or eliminating the effects of frost, pests and diseases on grapevines.
“The wine industry is a valuable segment of Texas agriculture, and we must work together to advance viticulture in Texas,” Commissioner Miller said. “Through the efforts of this committee, the Texas Department of Agriculture will be able to draw on the collective expertise of its members to raise public awareness about this dynamic segment of Texas’ agriculture industry. Texas agriculture matters and that means the Texas wine industry matters. I look forward to working with committee members to help deliver this important message to the people of our great state and nation.”
The advisory committee is comprised of members who represent various segments of the Texas wine industry. Currently, TDA is looking for individuals from the following categories to fill the positions:
- Grape growers from various regions of Texas,
- Winery owners, operators or winemakers who represent a variety of small, medium and large wineries from the various regions of Texas,
- Researchers or educators specializing in viticulture or enology and
- Consumers who are not affiliated with the alcoholic beverage industry.
Click here to download the committee member application. For questions, contact Wendy Womack at 512-463-7170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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