Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Annual Hops Field Day & Tour – 14 August, 2015

P1100410Ontario hop growers may be interested in attending the MSU Extension annual Hops Field Day and Tour in Traverse City, Michigan, on 14 August, 2015.

From MSU Extension:
MSU Extension is hosting their annual Hops Field Day and Tour on Friday, Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Participants will meet at the MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684), board a chartered bus and travel to various hop yards in the area, visit a local brewing company for lunch, and additional hop yards in the afternoon.  Throughout the tour hop growers will be on site to discuss all aspects of hop production; initial costs, plant care, disease and insect management, trellis construction, and organic and conventional growing practices. The group will then return to the Research Center for a WOLF picking machine demonstration and an educational beer tasting led by Executive Director, Scott Graham, of the Michigan Brewers Guild, along with some Michigan brewers.    Specific tour locations and other details are still being finalized, but the date is a go!

The cost is $85 per person which includes lunch, charter bus transportation and handouts.  Pre-registration is required by debit/credit card and space is limited. Due to the popularity of this event, payment is due at the time of online registration. Because of liability issues and space, participants will NOT be allowed to drive their personal vehicle on this tour.

Look for registration information on the MSU Extension website hops.msu.edu.  Hope you can join us!

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