By Chris Zoller, Ohio State University Extension Educator
Are you looking for a way to diversify your farm income? If so, raising Hops may be of interest. The number of craft breweries has grown substantially in Ohio and many breweries are interested in sourcing locally grown hops.
The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will host a Hop Production & Management workshop on Oct. 25. The workshop will begin at 5 p.m. at the Mike McCoy Farm with a tour of the hop yard. Discussion will continue at 7 p.m. at the Bolivar Fire Department. Presenters include Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture/Hops Specialist, Ohio State University Extension; Andrew Marburger, Lockport Brewery; and Mike McCoy, Hops grower.
There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested no later than Oct. 18. Reservations can be made by calling 330-339-2337.