Big — nay, heady — demand for Ohio hops: Here’s where to learn how to tap it

Photo of foamy beerThere’s a big demand for Ohio hops, and an event next month at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, will help more farmers try to meet it. “An estimated 6,000 acres of hops are required by Ohio craft brewers at current use rates,” says CFAES horticulture specialist Brad Bergefurd, co-organizer of the Ohio Hops and Malting Barley Conference and Trade Show. “[But] as of 2015, Ohio only had an estimated 200 acres of hops planted.” Conference topics will include production methods, managing pests, marketing, harvesting and more. Learn more here and here. Register here.

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