Raising Malting Barley and Hops – June 25

Jamie Arthur of Little Miami Farms of Spring Valley will highlight his farming operation which involves raising malting barley and hops along with his involvement with the craft beer industry at the Monday June 25 meeting of Greene Co. Farm Forum. In addition he will share some of the research ongoing at OSU and other universities related to plant breeding and the opportunities for raising malt barley and hops.

The June 25 program starts at 6:30 p.m. with a meal and will be held at Union United Methodist Church located at 1145 Union Road, Xenia. The meal cost is $12/person and will be served prior to the program which starts around 7:15 p.m. Please RSVP Paul Ayres by Friday June 22 if you intend to have dinner. No reservations are necessary if you just wish to attend the meeting. For reservations contact Paul Ayres at 937-352-6379 or email him at payres1@woh.rr.com. The meeting is open to the public and sponsored by Greene Co. Farm Forum.

Hops Bulletin

The Ohio State University, will now be publishing a quarterly Hops Bulletin.  Authors are Brad Bergefurd, OSU Horticultural Specialist and Extension Educator and Charissa Gardner, OSU Program Coordinator.

In this bulletin you will find many exciting aspects about this growing industry, including crops reports, research, resources, and events.  All of which are important aspects for all growers.

Attached is the first of the Hops Bulletin.

2018 Hops Conference, Bus Tour, & Trade Show

Coming in March 2018, OSU Extension will once again, for the fifth year in a row, hold the annual Hops Conference.  This year’s conference is geared towards new and advanced growers, and will be packed with more education, hands on sessions, visiting the Piketon Hops Yard, building of your own equipment, and a bus tour that will take you to two hops farms! The weather will be great in March, and we will have more than ever to show our growers. Growers, Brewers, and Vendors, you do not want to miss this conference.

Be sure to watch for the opening of registration in January 2018.

View the Flyer.