Scheiner named viticulturist for Texas A&M AgriLife

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Justin Scheiner has been named viticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in College Station. He also will serve as assistant professor in the horticultural sciences department at Texas A&M University.

           “This is a very exciting time to be involved with the Texas grape and wine industry. I look forward to working closely with grape growers across the state to address current and future challenges,” Scheiner said.

Dr. Justin Scheiner (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)

Dr. Justin Scheiner (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)

           Scheiner, a native of Leon County, had been instructor, professor and director of the viticulture and enology program at Grayson College in Denison since 2010.

In addition to having published his research in numerous research journals, Scheiner has designed, developed and conducted numerous seminars and workshops for vineyard and winery management.

He earned a bachelor’s of horticulture and crop sciences from Sam Houston State University in 2005, a master’s in plant physiology from Texas A&M in 2007 and a doctorate in viticulture from Cornell University in 2010.

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