NCPN- Grapes Committee Members

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Chair: Marc Fuchs

Professor  

Cornell University NY Ag Experiment Station 

Geneva, NY

Vice-Chair: Maher Al Rwahnih

Director

Foundation Plant Services

University of California, Davis

                              INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES

WEST
CENTRAL/EAST

Dan Martinez

President

Martinez Orchard/ Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Winters, Ca

Kevin Judkins 

Owner and Operator 

Inland Desert Nursery, Inc 

Benton City, WA

 

Dustin Hooper 

Vice President of Sales 

Sunridge Nurseries 

Bakersfield, CA 

 

Vicky Scharlau 

Executive Director 

Washington Winegrowers 

Cashmere, WA

 

Keith Striegler 

Grower Outreach Specialist 

E&J Gallo Winery 

Acampo, CA 

Eric Amberg 

Vineyard & Nursery Manager 

Amberg Grapevines LLC 

Clifton Springs, NY 

Eli Bergmeier 

Vineyard Manager 

Crown Vineyards, Ste. 

Genieve, MO

Joe Juniper

Co-Owner/ Winemaker

Vermilion Valley Vineyards

Sandusky, OH

Rachel Lipman 

Winemaker/Consultant 

Loew Vineyards 

Mount Airy, MD

 

Dennis Rak 

Owner 

Double A Vineyards 

Fredonia, NY 

STATE REGULATORY REPRESENTATIVES

Katherine Filippini 

Senior Environmental Scientist 

CDFA-Nursery, Seed and Cotton Program 

Sacramento, CA

 

Benita Matheson

Plant Services Supervisor

Washington Department of Agriculture

Olympia, WA

Vacant

Jasmine Brennan

Plant Quality Program Specialist

Texas Department of Agriculture

Austin, TX

Christopher Logue

Director

Division of Plant Industry, NY State Dept of Ag & Markets

Albany, NY

Krishna Puri

Plant Pathology Lab Supervisor

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Jefferson City, MO

RESEARCH AND EXTENSION REPRESENTATIVES

Scott Harper 

Professor and Director 

Clean Plant Center Northwest 

Prosser, WA 

 

Michelle Moyer 

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist 

Washington State University 

Prosser, WA 

Patty Skinkis 

Professor and Extension Specialist 

Oregon State University 

Corvallis, OR 

Cain Hickey

Viticulture Extension Educator

Penn State University 

University Park, PA

 

Tim Martinson 

Senior Extension Associate 

Dept. of Hort. Science, NY State Ag. Exp. Station 

Geneva, NY

 

Wenping Qiu 

Professor and Director 

Center for Grapevine Biotech, Missouri State University 

Mountain Grove, MO 

COORDINATOR(S)

Kristen Farrar 

Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis 

Davis, CA 

kfarrar@ucdavis.edu