Introductory Hops Farming Workshop, New York State

Hops 101Introductory Level Farming Workshop – July 16, 2011, in New York State

Atlantic Hops Topics 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: or contact Michael Roffman at (914) 834-5130).

5 Comments on Introductory Hops Farming Workshop, New York State

  1. Will you be running another class this year? I am in the Buffalo area.
    Than You

  2. I am just starting. I will plant my first cultivars in may 2016
    I would like to attend a hops seminar HOPS 101
    when they have another one

  3. I would like to attend should there be a 2016 seminar in the Southern Tier of NY.

  4. I am interested in attending a hops class. Will there be some this year in western New york?

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