University of Maryland Extension

MSHS 2019 Summer Tour

2019 Summer Tour
When: 
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: 
Begins at Alson H. Smith Center
Address: 
Alson H. Smith Center-Virginia Tec REC
595 Laurel Grove Road
Winchester, VA 22602-2852
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Various
Description/Notes: 

Our annual summer orchard tour will be held in the Shenandoah Valley focusing on fruit production and marketing. The tour will begin at the Virginia Tech REC in Winchester. After that we will tour two large, multi-generational family farms that are involved in wholesale and retail fruit production and sales. The tour will end at an interesting winery owned and managed by a University of Maryland graduate who grew up in Howard County.

WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019
TIME:     8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Friday July 5, 2019

REGISTRATION CHECK IN AT:

Alson H. Smith Center

595 Laurel Grove Road
Winchester, VA 22602-2852

COST:

$25 MSHS MEMBER (Tour and Lunch)
$35 MSHS MEMBER (Tour, Lunch, and Wine Tasting)

$35 NON-MEMBER (Tour and Lunch)
$45 NON- MEMBER (Tour, Lunch, and Wine Tasting)

REGISTRATION:

To pay by *credit card go to:
https://2019summertour.eventbrite.com
*There is an additional processing fee from Eventbrite to pay by credit card.

To register by mail and pay by check:

click here... for downloadable registration form

  • Mail your check payable to Maryland State Horticultural Society (MSHS) with registration form to: Susan Barnes, c/o MSHS, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, Maryland 21756-1104

If you have any questions or special needs, please contact Susan Barnes at 301-432-2767 x301 or by email sbarnes6@umd.edu

AGENDA:

To ensure things go smoothly, take note of the exact addresses shown in this announcement. The two commercial orchards we will be visiting each have property and farms at multiple locations.

STOP 1

8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.

Alson H Smith Center Virginia Tech REC
595 Laurel Grove Road
Winchester, Virginia 22602-2852

Registration (Coffee and Donuts)
Fill out box lunch menu form

9:00 a.m. —10:15 a.m.

Alson H Smith Center Presentations

Highlights of work being done at the Center

Chris Bergh, Professor of Entomology,
Parasitoid Controls for BMSB

Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Research Technician

Leave at 10:15 a.m. to Woodbine Orchard

STOP 2

10:30 a.m. — 11:50 a.m.

Woodbine Orchard
452 Barley Lane
Winchester, Virginia 22602-2710
Park at high tunnels

Wagon Tour of young apple orchards

New rootstocks and varieties; what works well in our conditions?
Harman Brumback and Greta Liskey

Leave at 11:50 p.m. to West Oaks Farm Market

STOP 3

12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.

West Oaks Farm Market
4305 Middle Road
Winchester, Virginia 22602-2777
Park in front of the Farm Market

Lunch

1:00 p.m. —2:00 p.m.

West Oaks Farm Market Tours

Walking Tour by Levi Snapp
Farm Market, Pick Your Own (PYO), and Storage Facilities

Leave at 2:00 p.m. to Arterra Wines

STOP 4

2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Arterra Wines
1808 Leeds Manor Road
Delaplane, Virginia 20144

Tours led by Jason Murray to the vineyard and Winery. Also wine tasting will be available to those who would like to participate for an extra $10.00

Tour ends at 4:00 p.m. Safe travels

SPONSORED BY:

Maryland State Horticultural Society

AGNR, UME, Farm Credit

The University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.

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