First Nebraska Hop Grower and Brewer Conference

First Nebraska Hop Grower and Brewer Conference

If you're considering getting into hop production, plan to attend the First Annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show Jan. 5-6, 2017 in Lincoln. It will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive.

The conference will feature separate basic and advanced sessions for hop growers as well as a craft brewers sessions and is designed for both growers and brewers. The growers’ sessions will include several prominent speakers from around the country discussing market outlook, horticultural practices, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices.  The brewers’ sessions (held in conjunction with the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild’s Annual Meeting) will address best brewing practices, brewery safety, input management, and water science, and will offer an up-to-date overview of legal and regulatory topics. 

There will also be a brewer/grower networking session that focuses on procuring local ingredients and hop quality. The session will provide growers with a better idea of quality requirements and help align the supply of Nebraska grown hops with brewer needs.

The conference is sponsored in part by Midwest Hop Producers, LLC., Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild, Nebraska Hop Growers Association, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL, the UNL Food Processing Center, the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, the Agricultural Research Division at IANR and Nebraska Extension, among others.

For more information on the inaugural conference and trade show visit the program's website at  And, for more information on hops production in Nebraska, visit or follow the Midwest Hop Producers on Facebook at


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