COVID-19 Viticulture Update 05/15/2020

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COVID-19 Viticulture Update 05/15/2020

News today: 


V-Credit Webinar organized by the NC Winegrowers Assoc.

Monday, June 1, 2020; 10 a.m.–noon

  • It is a mandatory 2-hour training course.
  • You will need your Webcam on the entire time.
  • Pre-Registration Required To Be Invited to the Zoom Meeting

Follow the Link Below to submit your

  • email address,
  • Full Name,
  • License Number
  • If you have already signed up there is no need to again.


10 a.m.–noon (Mandatory 2 hour-2 hour V training consists of 1 hour N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and 1 hour Extension) Pesticide V Training-Travis Snodgrass/ NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division & Eli Snyder, Extension Agent in Wilkes County


To register:

  • please send an email to
  • Subject line: Pesticide V Training Registration
  • Text body: 1. Full Name; 2. Email Address; 3. License Number

In the Winery: Re’Wine’ing the clock

Webinar: Monday, May 18 from noon–1:30 p.m., “Re”wine”ing the Clock in a Post-COVID World: Ensuring personal safety & production efficiency as winery operations resume”. The event is free and open to all – register online

Financial Resources:

Social Media for Farmers Webinar Series

    • May 19 – Using your Smartphone to Create Video
    • May 21 – Canva, PicMonkey, and Photo Tips

Farm Safety: Responding to a COVID-19 outbreak on a farm:

Presented by:

  • NC Farmworker Health Program – Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
  • Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch- NC DHHS
  • Agricultural Safety & Health Bureau – NC Department of Labor
  • NC Community Health Center Association
  • NC Agromedicine Institute

Others are welcome to join. First priority for questions will be given to growers. Unable to attend? Webinar will be recorded and posted/distributed afterwards. Email Robin Tutor Marcom to receive the link and share questions you’d like to have answered.

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/15/2020:

  • North Carolina (11:00 a.m. EST): 17,129 confirmed positive/ 641 deaths
  • USA: (8:32 p.m. EST): 1,442,657 positive/ 87,530 deaths
  • World (8:32 p.m. EST): 4,534,673 positive/ 290,269 deaths

Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

NC Muscadine Grower Association COVID-19 Resource Page

NC Wine Database for NC Wineries. Please enter your information

This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann