wawgg: a look into 2009
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DESCRIPTIONBy Brenton Roy Oasis Farms and Chairman, WAWGG. By Vicky Scharlau Executive Director WAWGG. WAWGG: A look into 2009. Influence and advocate for a positive environment to triple the economic impact and improve profitability of the Washington grape and wine industry by 2020. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
WAWGG: A look into 2009
By Brenton RoyOasis Farms andChairman, WAWGG
By Vicky ScharlauExecutive DirectorWAWGG
Influence and advocate for a positive environment to triple the economic impact and improve profitability of the Washington grape and wine industry by 2020
watching out for your interests
Areas of activity:Leadership within the Industry Unity of the Industry Advocacy on behalf of the industryEducation for the industryResearch for the industryMarketing (grapes)Association specific/good governance
Set policy and direction for the Association based on member input and industry needs
Address issues between board meetings
Address concerns of current/potential members and review potential benefits or services for members
Identify and fund projects that influence sustainability and address short and long term needs of industry
Winewise Working Group-
To provide input into the initial needs of information for wineries to become more sustainable
Vinewise Working Group-
To provide input on technical needs of the Vinewise website and Guide to Sustainability.
NW Foundation Block Advisory Group-
Represent industry interests, advise WSU on management, direction, selections, distribution, testing, policies, procedures, funding, quarantine, program reviews.
Recommendations on fiscal policy and issues to be considered by the board including investments.
Outreach and Technology Transfer-
Provide opportunities that keep growers on the leading edge and making informed decisions annual meeting, trade show, summer tours, grower tours and other special events.
Marketing & Profitability-
Strive to optimize supply and demand. -Grower involvement in public wine events hosted by Commission and Auction of Washington Wines -Supply and demand working group -Crop estimating working group
Influence industry focus and direction to meet the needs of a changing future.
Northwest Viticulture Council-
Address regional needs and interests by providing a grower voice on important Congressional and regulatory, as well as intra-industry, issues.
Provide grower voice on important legislative and regulatory, as well as intra-industry, issues. Address state governmental affairs plus handle legislative tours, PAC funds, lobbying.
AdvocacyStateTruth in labelingExtend processor lienGrower paymentsWSU ag initiativeWSU V&E capital budget requestFederalTruth in labelingFoundation block fundingNational Clean Plant NetworkResearch
StateTruth in labeling billPattern Oregons 95%, most other countriesExtension of processor lien billAllow growers time during harvestGrower paymentsPaid late or non-payWSU ag initiative supportWSU V&E capital budget requestMove request higher on list to finish V&E building
FederalTruth in labelingAmerican appellation defined with %Foundation block fundingEarmarks at risk, funding for operationsNational Clean Plant NetworkProssers role and funding optionsResearchAccess, address priorities, WA needs
ResearchNational:National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI)Washington participationFarm Bill funding for grantsState:Research Task ForceImplementation planFunding and organization options
EducationWorld-class Annual Meeting, Trade ShowWorkshops/Seminars with WSUAnnual Summer TourPesticide Handling in SpanishLatino Ag Education ProgramTechnology session like sprayer dayTailgatesFollow-up from the Wine Industry Summit
watching out for your interests