February 23, 2010
MARBLE FALLS – The first graduates of the Texas Viticulture Certification Program were recognized and presented their professional certificates recently at Flat Creek Estate Vineyards near Marble Falls.
Fifteen individuals, the first to enroll in the program which began in 2007, were presented a Professional Certificate in Viticulture and recognized by program instructors and administrators during a luncheon in their honor.
The primarily online program is the result of collaboration between AgriLife Extension, Texas Tech University’s department of plant and soil sciences and the continuing and professional education unit of Texas Tech’s University College. Seed money for program start-up was provided through a grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture.