Extension strengthens link between field and campus

Brothers Bob and Jim Conant didn’t know the first thing about hops when they started their now thriving hops farm in Tomah, Wisconsin. So they turned to their Monroe County Ag Educator from what is now the UW–Madison Division of Extension. Bill Halfman, an ag educator with 25 years experience, had access to unbiased UW research that “passed the rigors of scientific review,” and applied it to the unique problems of the Conants. “If we didn’t have some of that information,” Bob says, “we could just likely be wiped out.”

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6th Annual Seminar for Barley, Hops, and Brewing scheduled for March

Brewing is one of Wisconsin’s honored traditions. With a rich crop industry, Wisconsin growers have explored the benefits of growing a unique and challenging crop like hops. University of Wisconsin-Extension is hosting a hop production seminar to advance the brewing tradition in Wisconsin on March 7 rom 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Bloomer, Wisconsin.

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Hop Summer Field Days scheduled in July

Hop growers are invited to attend a Field Day hosted by University of Wisconsin-Extension and featuring plant and insect specialists. The same program will be held July 15 near Waterloo, Wis. and July 16 near Arkansaw, Wis.

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Workshop addresses hop and barley production for Wisconsin craft beer industry

Contact: Carl Duley, 608-685-6256, carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu Tim Rehbein, 608-637-5276, timothy.rehbein@ces.uwex.edu If you’re interested in growing hops and barley make plans to attend the 2nd annual seminar on hop and barley production on April 9 hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. Western Wisconsin has a rich history in crop production, and these are two additional […]

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Workshop addresses hop and barley production for Wisconsin craft beer industry

Contact: Carl Duley, 608-685-6256, carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu Tim Rehbein, 608-637-5276, timothy.rehbein@ces.uwex.edu Hops were once grown extensively in Western Wisconsin. While the Pacific Northwest is now a major world supplier of hops, Wisconsin may be a player in the production of hops for local craft breweries. Likewise, malting barley was once produced throughout the Midwest. There may again […]

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