BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Something’s brewing in August in Bowling Green.
Farmers, producers and brewers interested in learning more about hops production can attend the Northwest Ohio Hops workshop Aug. 25.
Offered by experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, the workshop will provide information regarding hops management practices, said Alan Sundermeier, an Ohio State University Extension educator who is organizing the event.
“Potential hops growers can learn the requirements for producing hops, the techniques and management tools needed for establishing a successful hops business, and learn from other producers and speakers,” he said.
The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike (State Route 582) in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Brad Bergefurd, horticulture specialist with Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, will showcase newly established hops research planting. Participants can learn about new hop cultivars; innovative hop production techniques; insect and disease control methods; and harvesting, processing, and marketing techniques that can be adopted by Ohio farmers wanting to provide hops for Ohio’s breweries.
OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college. The South Centers are also a part of the college.
Registration is $50, payable to OSU Extension, 639 Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Registration includes lunch, refreshments and materials.
For more information, please contact Alan Sundermeier at 419-354-9050 or Sundermeier.firstname.lastname@example.org.