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ND Hops Growing Workshop in Minot

ND Hops Growing Workshop in Minot

Date(s) - 11/12/16
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Inn Riverside Minot
2200 Burdick Espressway East
Minot, ND

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will hold a free hops growing workshop, Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Minot Holiday Inn Riverside, 2200 E. Burdick Expy, Minot.

“Interest in growing hops continues to grow,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “The workshop will be a great way for the department, producers and industry to work together to develop a market in North Dakota for a crop that has the potential to grow very well.”  Goehring added that all producers who are interested in growing hops or increasing their hop growing capacity are encouraged to attend.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the workshop running from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Lunch will be on the participants’ own time during a scheduled mid-day break.

Lee Jennings, Certified Crop Adviser from Grow More Hops, LLC in Wisconsin will lead the workshop. The workshop will cover the following topics leaving enough leaving plenty of time to get questions answered.

  1. hopsfreshEconomics of Hop Production
    • Cost of Production Analysis
    • Business Planning
    • Hop Farm Financing
    • Marketing Hops to Brewers
  2. Hop Yard Construction, Equipment & Supplies
  3. How the Food Safety Law Affects Hop Growers
  4. Integrated Pest Management for Hop Producers

The free workshop is sponsored by NDDA and paid for through a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) specialty crop block grant.  More information about the workshop can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/313317522381305

Pre-registration is not required, but for more information contact Jamie Good at (701) 328-2659 or jgood@nd.gov