Grower Seminar, Tradeshow & BBQ

Grower Seminar, Tradeshow & BBQ

Monday, June 12, 2017 8:00am


Annual Grower Seminar, Tradeshow & BBQ 
on Monday, June 12, 2017

Registration is now open for Sonoma County Winegrowers' Annual Grower Seminar, Tradeshow & BBQ on Monday, June 12 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  

For this year's event, we're bringing in an internationally renowned business advisor and expert who has spent more than four decades inside family businesses and farms helping them navigate the unique issues related to management development, growth and ownership transition, and other critical aspects of running a successful farming business in today's economy and changing market dynamics.  


Dr. Donald J. Jonovic, President of Family Business Management Services, will deliver a keynote presentation entitled, "Making Sure It All Works: Achieving Success and Succession in a Multi-Generation Family Farm" that will help our growers put their ideas and processes into action to ensure they have a successful management and succession planning strategy.  Families who farm together are naturally motivated to make their business and emotional partnerships work across multi-generations. Join us to learn from a leading expert on how you can apply these skills and tools to improve your vineyard and farming businesses here in Sonoma County. 

Following his keynote presentation, Dr. Jonovic will be joined on stage for a panel discussion with estate design professionals from the fields of law and accounting whose purpose will be two-fold: to serve as examples of what “good” advice looks like and to lay out the full spectrum of options available for solving what are often very complicated planning challenges.  

In addition, the Grower BBQ will also include an update from President Karissa Kruse on key Sonoma County WInegrowers' marketing activities, sustainability initiatives, and much more.   

We will also present the annual Viticulture Award of Excellence and we'll serve another great lunch with wine!

Tradeshow Featuring Key Succession Planning Resources
This year’s tradeshow will feature businesses who provide professional, financial, wealth management, insurance, contracting, brokerage, estate planning, legal, leasing, and loan services.

Event Details:
Date/Time:     Monday, June 12 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location:       Please note we have selected a new location for this year's event:  
                       Hyatt Vineyard Creek
                       170 Railroad St.
                       Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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