2017 8th Annual Hop Conference

South Burlington, Vermont
Saturday, February 25, 2017
2017 8th Annual Hop Conference
Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Sheraton Burlington Hotel
800-325-3535
870 Williston Road
South Burlington, Vermont 05403
United States

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Join us for our 8th Annual Hop Conference (click to view detailed agenda including guest speaker bios).  This years conference will include both advanced and beginning sessions including hearing from Jaki Brophy of Hop Growers of America, hop crop consultant Julien Venne, brewer Bobby Grim of Foam Brewers, and David Gent of USDA-ARS.  Advanced sessions will include presentations on characteristics of a beer brewed with local hops with Rich Michaels of Saranac Brewery, wild hops and downy mildew resistance with Josh Havill of UMN, pelletizing hops with Tim Kostelecky from John I. Haas, and hop research updates with Heather Darby and Julija Cubins from UVM and Steve Milller from the Cornell Hops Program.

This year we will have a beginning hop grower session that will include information on hop cost of production by UVM staff, starting a commercial hop yard in Vermont by local hop growers, constructing a hop yard, hop irrigation basic hop agronomy and IPM, and harvest and post-harvest processing.

The Hops Live Broadcast will include the morning session and the advanced sessions during the afternoon.  We are sorry that we cannot cover both the advanced and beginning sessions which are being held simultaneously.  There will also be many vendors and exhibitors to visit and gain information from!  Register today!

 

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