Last year during the planning stages for Hawksbill Hop Yards I attended what was then called "The North Carolina - Virginia Regional Hops Conference" - there's a link to my post on the conference here. I'm guessing that around 150 people attended that event, which was held in Winston-Salem, NC.
|I found this photo of the conference on-line. Full house - and yeah, that's me|
in the right foreground.
- The Status of the Industry, presented by Ann George of the Washington Hop Commission,, Hop Growers of America
- Small-scale Hop Yard Construction, by David Goode of Piedmont Hops
- Harvesting Hops and Quality Issues, by James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops
- Growing and Marketing Hops on a Diversified Farm, by Dan Gridley of Farm Boy Farms
- Hops and Beer Chemistry in the South Atlantic, by Ken Hurley of Virginia Tech
- All About Starter Plants, a panel
- Managing Downy Mildes on Hops in the South, by Lina Quesada-Ocampo of NC State
- What Brewers Want and Experiences with Local Hops, a panel
- Processing Hops, by James Altwies
- New Opportunities, Best Practices in Self-Certification Program, by Ann George
|Here's Nat from ODHC with his "mini-oast" - he developed this|
for one row of late harvest hops in his fields.