‘It’s a great opportunity for farmers to diversify’

OSU Extension’s Amanda Douridas talks about growing hops in a recent press release:

“Because growers can grow hops on a couple of acres, it’s a great opportunity for small landowners or farmers who want to diversify. It’s a big investment in terms of money and time, but it’s also a growing market and can be a great opportunity if people are prepared for it.”

Ohio’s booming microbrewing industry means a strong demand for locally grown hops, says Douridas, who’s helping organize a July 29 CFAES workshop on how to get started in growing the crop.

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