Neb. Wine and Grape Growers Forum, Trade Show Set in Kearney

grape(AP) — The 17th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show later this month will feature both state and national industry experts sharing their advice on everything from growing grapes to marketing the wine they produce.

The event will be held Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Kearney Holiday Inn.

Keynote speakers include Keith Striegler, owner of Flint Ridge Winegrowing Services, who will discuss “Mechanization in the Vineyard,” and Katie Cook, enology project leader at the University of Minnesota, whose topic is “What’s New and Exciting in the University of Minnesota Grape and Wine Program.”

Danene Beedle, marketing director of the Missouri Wine and Grape Board, will also speak.

More information and registration forms are available at