2020 Annual Meeting and Workshop

March 13, 2020 12:45 PM to March 14, 2020 3:30 PM
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Turtles 1890 Social Centre
112 Lewis St S
Shakopee, MN 55379
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Friday March 13th

12:45 PM Registration opens

1:30-4:30 Introduction to Commercial Hop Growing

This workshop is intended for persons considering growing hops commercially.  Growing hops commercially requires significant investment up front and is labor intensive.  This workshop is presented by growers who can explain these realities. 

Topics

  • An overview of the Minnesota Hop Growers Association

  • Overview of hop growing

    • Site selection

    • Choosing varieties

    • Designing & building a trellis

    • Designing and building an irrigation system

    • Planting & stringing

    • Pest management

  • Harvesting & Post Harvest Work

    • Harvesters & the labor of harvesting

    • Processing (baling, drying, milling, pelleting, packaging)

  • Marketing

    • How to sell your hops

  • Economics of hop growing

    • Costs - from start-up through production

4:30- 5:30 Pizza, wings and salad buffet. 

5:30 - 8:00 PM Social time, vendors and poster presentations 

Saturday March 14th

8:30 AM Registration Opens

9:00-10:00 MHGA Annual Business meeting - John Brach

10:00-10:45    Pruning Hops; Methods, Timing, and Benefits - Josh Havill, U of M

10:45-11:30  WI Nitrogen Study for Hops - Chris Baxter, UW Extension

11:30- 1:00 Lunch - Soup and sandwich buffet  (Visit with vendors and poster presenters)

1:00- 1:45 Pelleting Hops - Eric Anderson, St. Croix Valley Hops

1:45 – 2:30  MHGA Hop Quality Initiative

2:30 -3:15  Moderated Brewer Panel

3:15-3:30  Wrap up and comment forms

Note:  Registration ends March 11 so that we can total attendance numbers for copies and food planning.  Registration after that will include a $10 late registration fee.

 

 

Tickets

$25.00 Friday-Only Member Ticket
$35.00 after 11:59 pm March 11

$55.00 Friday-Only Non-Member Ticket
$65.00 after 11:59 pm March 11

$40.00 Saturday-Only Member Ticket
$50.00 after 11:59 pm March 11

$70.00 Saturday-Only Non-Member Ticket
$80.00 after 11:59 pm March 11

$65.00 2-day Member Ticket
$75.00 after 11:59 pm March 11

$95.00 2-day Non-Member Ticket
$105.00 after 11:59 pm March 11