Winter Membership Update

© Sarah Anne Risk

LOOKING AHEAD

Winter Membership Update







There is so much going on in our personal and professional lives right now. We want to make it easy for you to get a quick digest of what the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation (FWF) are doing for you this winter.

How NVG is Working for Members This Winter:

  • A new, FREE Winter Round Table Series is kicking off 2021. These are a set of one-hour virtual discussions that discuss timely topics growers are facing right now.
  • Our Strategic Sponsorship Program was revised to increase online and ongoing promotion for our partners throughout the year.
  • This year marks the 10th year of data collected for the Growing Conditions Report, which will include a comprehensive summary.
  • With the impacts of 2020 fresh in our minds, we will be offering a supplemental set of questions in the 2020 Wages & Benefits Survey & Report to better understand the economic impacts within our industry.
  • As climate change continues to be a hot topic, we will continue to provide our Weather Alert, free to NVG members only.
  • Finally, we are honored by the commitment of our new  Executive Committee to represent the organization and our Board of Directors:
    • Michael Silacci, Opus One - President
    • Pete Richmond, Silverado Farming Company - Vice-President
    • Paul Goldberg, Bettinelli Vineyard Management - Past President
    • Mary Maher, Harlan Estate - Treasurer


How FWF is Working for Employers & Farmworkers This Winter:

  • The COVID-19 Task Force remains vigilant and will continue to provide guidance for growers and education to keep farmworkers and their families healthy and safe.
  • We will continue our support of the Napa Valley Community Foundation's wildfire relief efforts and encourage farmworkers who have lost wages due to fire to apply for a one-time $1,500 payment.
  • In partnership with Wells Fargo Foundation, we purchased Copperfield’s gift cards to share with 250 children of farmworkers for Christmas.
  • We have launched a new program that brings laptops and instruction on the use of technology to farmworkers. In partnership with Napa Valley Adult School, we are offering a Technology Workshop to ensure online learning success.  Students who complete the workshop will be eligible for the Intermediate English Intensive Course in December and the 13-week English Program that begins in January.
  • Additional online learning will include a jump start-class on AgCode, Budget & Cost Management Workshop Series  and a Workplace Wellness Webinar Part 1 and Part 2 .
  • We are bringing back our Train the Trainer workshops, starting with a virtual Pesticide Safety certification.
  • Finally, we are introducing a new Strategic Sponsorship Program for companies that want to join us in support of the Napa Valley farmworker community.


For more information or any questions, please reach out to info@napagrowers.org