World Renowned Dr. Richard Smart is coming to Kansas June 25 - Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard 1969 N 1250th Rd, Eudora, KS 66025

The Kansas Grapegrowers and Winemakers Association is pleased to announce a workshop featuring Dr. Richard Smart, a.k.a. “The Flying Vine Doctor”. The program will consist of lecture, lunch, and an afternoon in the vines to round out a full day of vital information for the grower and winemaker. The event will take place in the beautiful confines of Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard, who have graciously volunteered to be our hosts for this event. Seating is limited, so registration is encouraged now!

About Dr. Smart - Richard Smart has been involved with viticulture since 1966. He is very experienced as a viticulturist, from a teaching, research and consulting viewpoint. He graduated from Sydney University with Honours in Agricultural Science in 1966 and, subsequently has earned another three degrees. His M.Sc (Hons) from Macquarie University in Sydney was awarded to a study of sunlight use by vineyards.

Dr Richard’s Ph. D from Cornell University in New York State was study under the famous Professor Nelson Shaulis of Geneva. In 1995 he was awarded a D. Sc. Agric. degree by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in recognition of research into canopy management effects on vineyard yield and quality. He has authored or co-authored over 380 publications, including the internationally acclaimed book “Sunlight into Wine” which is regarded globally as the reference on canopy management.

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