Latino Ag Education Program


latino agricultural education program

Since 2006 the Washington Winegrowers has partnered with the Wenatchee Valley College and the Yakima Valley College for the LAEP program. The purpose of the program is to equip Spanish speaking viticulture employees with the technical expertise and resources that will allow them to advance and flourish within their profession. 

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2019-20 Program Details

Registration Now Open!

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Classes will be held on Fridays from November 2019 - March 2020 

Level 1 – Intro to Viticulture This course is designed for Latino employees in the field of viticulture. Taught in Spanish, the course emphasizes technical English wine terminology. The curriculum introduces students to the “whys” of the many production and management practices of wine grapes and their juices. Topics include wine industry historical perspectives, vine physiology, canopy management, soils, irrigation, nutrition, thinning, harvest, wine, marketing, and vineyard management. 


Level 3 – Vineyard Management and Integrated Pest Management This course provides intensive technical instruction to prepare Latino vineyard employees as pest management scouts and to introduce them to basic vineyard economics and management. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for mid-management and management positions. Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 courses is highly recommended.


Registration Fees 

$275 charged at time of registration per student 

Cancellation Policy: Students can cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the start of class to receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee.  If canceled within 2 weeks of the first class, the student forfeits the full $275.


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