Hops 101 – Intro to Small Scale Hops Production

This workshop is not close, but should be a great opportunity to learn about this specialized crop.

Hops 101 – Intro to Small Scale Hops Production
July 16, 2011 – DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.  The cost for the workshop is $125.00 per person, and people can register at the URL below:  http://www.atlantichops.com/hops-101-introductory-level/

Topics Include:
• History of Hop Production in the East Coast
• Botany and Horticulture
• Market Analysis
• Hop yard infrastructure, trellis designs, hardware, material costs
• Plant nutrition, soil, and irrigation essentials
• Proper Hop Drying
• Hop Processing Overview

Attendees will learn:
• How/why the hop industry collapsed in our regions
• How to design and install a hop yard trellis
• What the economic potential is for hop production
• What hops require for high yield and high quality
• How to harvest and dry hops properly
• What a hop yard operation will cost to establish and operate

Who should attend?
• Current farmers looking for high value niche crops
• Aspiring farmers looking for an entry point into farming
• Serious home brewers looking to raise their own hops
• Extension agents, educators, etc.
• Brewers interested in locally sourced ingredients

To receive updates on course location and notification of the start of online registration, please send an email to info@atlantichops.com with the words “Hops 101” in the subject line.

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