Hops 101 – Introductory Level Farming Workshop – July 16, 2011, in New York StateTopics Include: History of Hop Production on 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 or learn more please go to: http://www.atlantichops.com/hops-101-introductory-level/ or contact Michael Roffman at firstname.lastname@example.org (914) 834-5130).