Upcoming: Tenth Annual Hop Conference

The tenth annual hop conference will be held in South Burlington on February 21st.

A talk by a British hop grower on hop production in his country is among several featured presentations at the tenth annual Hop Conference, Feb. 21 in South Burlington.

Tom Spilsbury of J W Spilsbury & Co., will share information on hop production and processing with a hop kiln and dry strategies. The grower and his father Philip cultivate several varieties of hops, including Goldings, Challenger and Progress, on 50 acres at Oreton Court Farm in Worcester, England.

The conference, hosted by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington and Conference Center, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registrations will be accepted through Feb. 15.

The fee, which includes lunch and all conference materials, is $75 or $65 for Northeast Hops Alliance members. Anyone unable to attend in person may watch the conference as a live broadcast for $35.

Register online. Contact Susan Brouillette at 802.524.6501, ext. 432, or 800.639.2130 (Vermont calls only) by Feb. 5 if you require a disability-related accommodation to attend.