Hops Potential Workshop at Great Plains Growers Conference

Date: Time: 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Fulkerson Center
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph MO 64507
THURSDAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Hops Potential
Hops are hot in the Midwest! Learn from experts from Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Michigan how to design a hops yard, establish and produce hops, harvest and package the cones, and the economics of producing this specialty crop. The workshop will conclude with a tasting of different styles of beers, all flavored with hops. REGISTER: https://www.greatplainsgrowersconference.org.

8:30 AM: Introduction, Jim Quinn, University of Missouri Extension
8:45 AM: Development of the Ohio Hops Industry , Brad Bergferd, Ohio State University
9:15 AM: Trellising & Planting Layout, Stacy Adams, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
10:00 AM: Feasibility of Hops in Nebraska, Katie Kreuser, Nebraska Extension
10:30 AM: Morning Break
11:00 AM: Hops Production and Fertility Management, Brad Bergferd, Ohio State University
11:45 AM Keynote: Growth of Hops Industry in Michigan, Dan Wiesen, Michigan Local Hops
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Hops on ¼ Acre, Stacy Adams, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
2:00 PM: Top Michigan Cultivars, Marketing and Economics, Dan Wiesen, Michigan Local Hops
3:00 PM: Break
3:15 PM: Harvesting Thru Packaging, Diana Cochran, Iowa State University
4:00 PM: Grower Panel Q & A

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