Fox Fire Farms Winery and Vineyards - Ignacio, Colorado
You don’t meet too many people in your life like Ernie Wilmink. Ernie is totally dedicated to his product and his customers. Ernie has a passion for using ozone to rid us of the standard practice of using chemicals in our vineyards but also for changing agricultural practices around the world. Ernie is the embodiment of a saying I am fond of: “Why not use your life to the full, why not change the world.
Ann River Vineyard, Mora Minnesota
Rapport D’Analyses Microbiologiques Cave Schoepfer-Muller Alsace, France
LOT # 1 OZOGATION
LOT # 2 CHEMIGATION
Ernie Wilmink talking with Gary Schaub of Osage Vineyards in Coffeyville Kansas after delivery of their Turn Key Ozogation System.
Gary Schaub and Connie Tyson stated in August 2013 “ Very Happy Ozogation Customers”
Gary Thompson of Old Cellar Vineyards in Arapahoe Nebraska Stated in August 2013; “I am harvesting First harvest Brianna. They did very well. The Grapes did excellent for first harvest. About 9.7 pounds per harvested plant. Hope the second harvest plants do even better.” “Thanks Ozogation.”
Old Cellar Vineyards in Arapahoe, Nebraska.
Miletta Vista Winery, St. Paul, Nebraska
Dr. Paul Read, Professor of Viticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Dr. Paul Read, Professor of Viticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is collaborating with AgriOzein LLC, consultants in Ozone Technology and Commercial Vineyards, to conduct research on the efficacy of Ozogation (ozonated water sprays) for disease control in grapevines.
He is working cooperatively with Max McFarland, Professor at University Nebraska-Kearney, and a former student, to establish the impact of Ozogation (ozonated water sprays) on reduction in disease inoculum and incidence, as well as observations on effects on insect populations."
His personal remark: " This is exciting new ground to plow! I'm looking forward to learning as much as we can regarding the use of ozone for disease - and possibly insect - control."
Dr. Max McFarland
Dr. Max McFarland, a Nebraska native, earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kearney State College and a Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of South Dakota. Currently, Dr. McFarland is the Program Director for the School of Psychology at the University Nebraska at Kearney.
His area of focus and expertise is in the development and implementation of research. Max has been working in Research Design, in Education and in the Wine Industry for the past 25 years.
Max is also the owner of Mac's Creek Winery & Vineyards located in Lexington, Nebraska. He has been involved with the wine industry in Nebraska since the late 1990's. McFarland currently serves as the chairman, appointed by Governor Dave Heineman, of the Nebraska Grape and Wine Board.
His research in the wine industry has focused on minimizing winter damage to cold climate hybrids and the efficacy in the use of ozone to reduce usage of pesticides in grape vine disease control. Dr. McFarland has presented his research throughout North America and Europe.
Max has served as the past President of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association. He was the past recipient of the Pioneer Industry Award given by the NWGGA. He also serves as a strategic planning consultant for Wine America, the voice of America's wineries.