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Kansas college hopes to grow wine industry within state


November 24, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A community college in Kansas hopes to promote the winery industry in the state by providing space and resources for small wineries getting started in the business.

Highland Community College at Wamego opened a wine incubator called 456 Wineries last month. Director Scott Kohl said Highland received a federal grant in 2016 to start it.

Kohl said 456 Wineries is a part of the school's viticulture or grape-growing program and enology or wine-making program.

Kohl notes the idea is that businesses move in, pay rent, work on their craft, and then move out to start their...

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