Thu, 18 August 2022
OFI 1466: Making Champagne Before You Are Old Enough To Drink It | FFA SAE Edition | Mark Cavellero | Madera South High School FFA | Re-Cap Episode
On tomorrow's ag business episode we are profiling a very interesting entrepreneur in the wine business. It occurred to me that this would be a great opportunity to return to a very impressive FFA interview I did years ago with Mark Cavellero, who at that time was growing grapes for champagne that he was too young to drink!
The original show notes are below:
INTRODUCING MARK CAVALLERO!
Our guest today is a finalist for the star farmer award at the 2017 National FFA Convention. Mark Cavallero is studying plant science at Reedley Jr. College in Reedley, California. During high school he started farming grapes and almonds on his family's farm in Madera, California.
While Mark was farming he started trying a new variety of almonds that did not require him to bring in bees to pollinate. He stated that move has saved him a lot of money in operating costs and it has worked out well.
Mark also grows Thompson Seedless Grapes, and the primary use of his grapes is for the production of champagne at a nearby winery. He is looking forward to turning 21 in about 1 month and being able to taste what his grapes finally turn into.
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Grape And Almond Farming
HIGH SCHOOL: Madera South High School; Madera, California
FFA ADVISOR: Tim Deniz
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MARK CAVALLERO:
Click on the picture below to be taken to the Madera South High School Ag. Department's website:
Mark's FFA Advisor's Email Address: email@example.com
Madera South High School Telephone Number: 559-675-4450
Donate to FFA - One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000. In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants. With your donations, more students can get this head start - pay it forward.
REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack
More Places You Can Listen to Off-Farm Income And Matt Brechwald:
Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1466-replay_Of_Episode_361_Mark_Cavellero-COMM_6_17073022.mp3
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