The 7th Annual Hop Production for the Wisconsin Craft Brew Industry seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 and is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The seminar focuses on hop production practices and marketing outlook. The workshop will be held at Pearl Street Brewing in La Crosse, WI (1401 Saint Andrew Street). Registration begins at 9 a.m. with presentations starting promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Cost for the one day program is $50 per person and includes conference materials, meals, breaks, and brewery tour. Registration is limited to the first 80 paid registrants. A registration form can be found at http://buffalo.extension.wisc.edu/agriculture/barley-and-hops/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is March 4, 2016.
Topics and speakers include:
— National and International Look at Hop Markets: Where do small growers fit in? Jaki Brophy; Communications Director, Hop Growers of America, Washington State
— Wisconsin Hop Disease Update. Amanda Gevens, UW-Extension plant pathologist
— Hop Disease: What we saw in 2014 and 2015. What to watch for in 2016. Michelle Marks, UW-Madison plant pathologist
— Into the Wild: In Hop Pursuit (Minnesota wild hop breeding program. Joshua Havill; UMN, Department of Plant Pathology
— How do Hop herbicides work? Jed Colquhoun, UW-Extension weed specialist
— The Wisconsin Clean Hop Rhizome Program Update. Ruth Genger, UW-Madison plant pathology lab
— Our History and Our Beer. Joe Katchever; Owner and Brewmaster, Pearl Street Brewery
3 p.m. — Brewery Tours and continued networking opportunity (beverages and snacks will be available)
This program is funded in part by a grant received from the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE).