Hops U: Introduction to Hops Production and Marketing
Monday, February 27, 2017
University of Illinois Extension is pleased to announce a new hops program for this winter.
“In Illinois, we’re seeing a lot of demand for local hops from homebrewers, microbreweries, and others,” states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator. “The crop does very well in the Midwest climate, but does require more inputs and infrastructure than others”.
This course is designed to offer participants the information they need to get started growing and selling hops. Topics to be covered include variety selection, starting a hop yard, startup costs, and determining your market.
Monday, Feb 27th in Sycamore at the University of Illinois Extension office (1350 W. Prairie Dr, Sycamore, IL – inside DeKalb County Farm Bureau building) from 6:00-8:00PM and the cost is $10.
To register for the Sycamore program, please visit the University of Illinois Extension website (web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo) or call 815-758-8194.