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Yavapai College is planning a larger student-operated vineyard farther away from the Cottonwood campus. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Nicole Tropp)

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Growing a workforce: Program readies students for careers making wine

CLARKDALE - Joey Estrada grew up cleaning up family friends' vineyards in California, so he said it is only natural that he will make his career in the wine industry.That interest, along with the Verde Valley's growing number of wineries, drew him to Cottonwood, where he is a student in Yavapai College's viticulture and enology program.