Those involved in the campus's viticulture program hope the facility will allow students to have hands-on opportunities with grape and wine research before they start applying for internships or before they graduate.
Though not on the same level as California's Napa Valley or regions of New York and Washington state, Kansas nonetheless is developing a reputation as one of the nation's leading areas for vineyards and wineries
When it comes to marijuana tourism, there could be a lot of profit to go around. Colorado is already a major tourism destination: In 2012, the state made nearly $17 billion from a record 60 million visitors.
The study, which sets the stage for debate during the 2014 Legislature, underscores winners and losers in a container-deposit system and already has pushed advocates and critics into well-drawn corners
Local grapes are finding their way into more wine glasses in Colorado in recent years. The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board has found sales of state-produced wine increased from $19.1 million to $28.2 million this past fiscal year.