01-Jul-09 15:18 | Eric Stafne

Yesterday we had a meeting at the Oklahoma Dept of Ag.  There were several of us there (George and Jane Ingels, Richard Kennedy, Steve Leslie, Andrew Snyder, Steve Thompson, Gary Bazemore, Judy Walkingstick, Damon Smith).  We discussed the possiblity of creating a “certification” program for vineyards by establishing some best management practices.  This program would have a scoring system associated with it.  The details are still being worked out.  This will not be implemented overnight, but the hopes are that the program will improve management of vineyards leading to better fruit quality for wine, but also improve record-keeping.  I’ll keep you up-to-date on our progress.