GREG O'QUEST

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Greg O'Quest

Vineyard Manager, French Camp Vineyards

 

Greg O’Quest is a 2003 graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Fruit Science. He began working with French Camp Vineyards in 2004 as an Intern. Greg was promoted to Assistant Manager in 2006 then became Vineyard Manager in 2014. He has worked with the V-Mech vineyard mechanization equipment for the last 12 years.  The V-Mech system was introduced by Hank Ashby at French Camp and is still in use today.  The V-Mech system was developed by Tom Oldridge and Justin Morris from the University of Arkansas.  A large portion of the vineyard is mechanically farmed. With labor shortages and the high cost of labor, French Camp Vineyards is always looking for new advancements in vineyard mechanization.

SESSION: Next Steps in the Mechanization in California Agriculture

November 14 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | Main Hall | 2.0 CCA