Latino Ag Education Program

The Latino Ag Education Program is offered in partnership with Wenatchee Valley College, the Washington Winegrowers, and Yakima Valley Community 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 in November and going through March. View the course schedule here.
 
2017/2018 COURSE OFFERINGS
 
Level I Course - Class is now full and a waiting list has been created. If interested in adding individuals to the waiting list, please contact Kate Taylor at ktaylor@wawinegrowers.org.

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. Students participate in at least one industry field trip.


 

Level III Course - Vineyard Management and Integrated Pest Management Course

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. Students participate in at least one industry field trip.

 

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