Latino Ag Education Program

The Latino Ag Education Program is offered in partnership with Washington Winegrowers Wenatchee Valley College, and Yakima Valley College. The goal of LAEP is to equip Latino employees in the wine and grape industry with the technical expertise that will allow them to advance and flourish.


2017/2018 SCHEDULE

Courses are held every Friday starting November 3 and going through March 16 with a break in December at Yakima Valley College, Grandview Campus.

 

See the full schedule HERE
 
2017/2018 COURSE OFFERINGS

 Level 1- Intro to Viticulture

This course is designed for Latino employees in the field of viticulture. Taught in Spanish, the course emphasizes technical English wine terminology. The curriculum introduces students to the “whys” of the many production and management practices of wine grapes and their juices. Topics include wine industry historical perspectives, vine physiology, canopy management, soils, irrigation, nutrition, thinning, harvest, wine, marketing, and vineyard management.

Class fee is $325 per student. 

Basic English conversational skills and some ability to read and write in Spanish. Regular attendance is required. Students (and their employers) must be committed to employee’s attendance to all classes.

Register for Level 1 HERE.

 

Level 3- Vineyard Management and Integrated Pest Management 

This course provides intensive technical instruction to prepare Latino vineyard employees as pest management scouts and to introduce them to basic vineyard economics and management. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for mid-management and management positions.

Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 courses is highly recommended.

Class fee is $375 per student. 

Basic English conversational skills and some ability to read and write in Spanish. Regular attendance is required. Students (and their employers) must be committed to employee’s attendance to all classes.

Register for Level 3 HERE

 

Call 509-782-8234 or email Rachel with questions or for more information.