the vineyard of the future

Webcast Series: Exploring technology with traction

Join THRIVE for a special conversation with Tom Shapland, CEO, Tule Technologies and Dr. Jean Dodson of the center for Wine and Technology at CAL POLY San Luis Obispo TO DISCOVER HOW the TEAMS ARE COLLABORATING to educate the next generation of California growers on cutting-edge farming technologies.

Jean C. Dodson Peterson, Cal Poly san luis obispo

Dr. Jean Dodson is Assistant Professor of Viticulture in the Wine and Viticulture Department at Cal Poly where she is responsible for development and programming at the university’s new Center for Wine and Viticulture. The center features a commercial-grade, bonded winery and learning facility focusing on high precision grape production and processing to marketing and distribution of the finished product.

TOM SHAPLAND, Co-founder and CEO at Tule Technologies Inc

Tom Shapland, Ph.D., and his research team developed a method to measure Actual Evapotranspiration during his dissertation work at UC Davis. Tom and Jeff LaBarge, an Alumnus of Cal Poly, are the cofounders of Tule (pronounced “too-lee”). Tule helps hundreds of farmers make irrigation decisions across California. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology, a Master of Science in Horticulture & Agronomy, and a Doctorate in Horticulture and Agronomy.