Hops School 2017
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330
Venue Phone: 207.626.2405
Registration Fee: $25.00 per person
Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Please register by January 6, 2017.
Register online with credit card payment, or contact Pam St. Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.933.2100 to preregister.
Are you interested in growing hops as a commercial crop? Demand for locally grown hops from Maine’s many craft brewers is high, but can local farmers make a profit growing them?
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hops School is designed to help people who are interested in hops production as a commercial enterprise. Topics including site requirements and preparation, varieties, trellis construction, pest management, harvesting options, post-harvest care and marketing will be presented by a team of experts and experienced growers, including Steve Miller, Hops Specialist at Cornell University, Ryan Houghton from The Hop Yard in Gorham, and Dr. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. One Pesticide Applicator recertification credit will be offered for attending the entire day program.
The school will be held at the Augusta Civic Center during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, which runs January 10-12, so participants will have an opportunity to come early and spend some time looking at the supplies, equipment and services on exhibit that are available to help them with hops growing and other agricultural enterprises. Admission to the Trades Show is free.
A registration fee of $25.00 will be charged for participation in the Hops School and space is limited, so preregistration is strongly advised. Please register by January 6, 2017.
Any person with a disability who needs accommodations to participate in this program should contact Pam St. Peter at 207.933.2100. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.