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Agriculture - Viticulture

Southwest Michigan is home to vineyards and wineries of all sizes, and has a rich history of grape and wine production. This history, along with the moderating effects of Lake Michigan, combine to make our region one of the up-and-coming areas in wine production. 

Career Information

Viticulturists perform a wide range of duties to grow high quality grapes. Daily duties change with not only weather, but with the seasons and variety of grapes grown. Irrigation, pruning, planting, scouting for insect and pest diseases, controlling weeds, maintaining equipment, and harvesting are all important tasks that grape growers perform. Along with keeping up with these responsibilities, grape growers may also have supervisory assignments and must manage the work of other employees. read more

Classroom Experience

Teaching the Science, the Art, and the Business of Wine
This science-based, hands-on program is the first of its kind in the Midwest. Students learn all aspects of the wine business and gain the skills needed for successful careers in the wine industry. read more

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