E. & J. Gallo Winery, California
Keith Striegler earned his Ph.D. in Horticulture from Michigan State University in 1990, his M.S. in 1982 and B.S. in 1979 in Horticulture Food Science from the University of Arkansas. He has been the Grower Outreach Specialist for E&J Gallo Winery since 2014. Prior to that he was the Outreach Coordinator for the National Clean Plant Network from 2012-2014. From 2006-2011 he was the Director and Viticulture Program Leader at the University of Missouri. Earlier in Missouri he was the Assistant Director – Viticulture for the Mid-America Viticulture and Enology Center at Missouri State University from 2003-2006. In Arkansas he worked as an Extension Fruit Specialist for the Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas from 1998-2003. He worked for the Viticulture and Enology Research Center at California State University in Fresno as the Julio R. Gallo Director’s Chair from 1997-1998 and served as a Research Scientist from 1990-1996. Professional activities include serving on the Research Education and Communication Committee of the Lodi Winegrape Commission; Co-Chair of the Program Development Committee for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium; Member of the NCPN Grapes Tier 2 Committee; Chair of Extension/Outreach Committee and Board Member of the National Grape Research Alliance.