Hops 101 - Introductory Level

Event Details

Date: 
July 16, 2011
Location: 
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, New York
Time: 
8:30am - 4:30pm

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
    Extension agents, educators, etc.
    Brewers interested in locally sourced ingredients
    Serious home brewers looking to raise their own hops

Hops 101 will be held at the Hilton Doubletree in Tarrytown, NY, on July 16th.  The workshop will run from 8:30-4:30 with lunch included, for $125 per participant.  To register please visit the website: http://www.atlantichops.com/hops-101-introductory-level/