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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Hops 101” in the subject line.