The 2022 National Viticulture and Enology Extension Leadership Conference (NVEELC) took place
August 14-17, 2022 in California’s San Joaquin Valley,
the largest, most diverse viticulture production area in the U.S. It offered the rare opportunity to see wine, table and raisin grape production up close, at the height of the growing season, and to tour Gallo’s Livingston Winery, the largest wine production facility on earth, at the start of harvest. NVEELC gathers extension and outreach specialists for professional development, best-practice sharing, research and regional reports, collaboration and dialog on the unique challenges in V&E extension in America.
Organized and hosted by UC Cooperative Extension. Proudly supported by NGRA.
Sponsored by the California Table Grape Commission, E. & J. Gallo Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, and Sun-Maid Growers of California.
NVEELC 2022 has concluded.
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Tickets were $150 per person, including all meals and bus transportation*, plus a service fee ($6.84) and processing fee ($3.92), totaling $160.76.
Attendance limited to 50 people.
*All attendees must use the bus transportation provided; driving individual cars to tour locations is prohibited.
Interested in helping make NVEELC happen and/or ensuring an extension agent can attend?
Sponsorships are available!
Apply for a travel scholarship
A small number of travel scholarships will be available for land-grant-based extension agents who’d like to attend but have insufficient funds for travel.
Scholarships cover only travel costs, by reimbursement. Recipients must purchase their own ticket to attend NVEELC.
The application period has closed for 2022.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in June!
Reserve your hotel accommodations
A block of rooms is available for NVEELC guests at the Holiday Inn Swan Court Selma. Room rate is $100 plus tax and fees. To reserve, call the hotel at 559-891-8000 and mention the group name, NVEELC.
Organized by regional hosts with support from NGRA, NVEELC is a grassroots effort that annually gathers wine, juice, table and raisin grape extension professionals working within and outside of traditional cooperative extension. For this unique community of practice, it offers professional development, opportunities to share research and regional reports and best-practices, and fosters collaboration and dialogue, helping viticulture and enology extension professionals stay apprised of industry challenges across the country. Tours of vineyards, labs and other local viticulture and enology research and extension assets is an important part of the agenda for this event, which is held in a different grape-growing region each year.