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Simple Earth Hops is proud to announce the return of another hopyard event this summer at 4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. On Saturday, June 22, Matt Sweeny of Simple Earth Hops will be hosting the 2013 Hop Growers Rountable.
This Dodgeville, Wisconsin commercial hopyard event will feature:
- Two hoppy presentations by Matt Sweeny from 9am to Noon titled: "Marketing Hops" and "Sustainable Hopyard Establishment"
- A reception from Noon to 1pm and...
- A hop Growers forum discussion with a panel of 2 commercial hop growers from Wisconsin from 1pm to 3pm.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
- 2 Presentations @ 9am to Noon
~Sustainable Hopyard Establishment
- Reception @ Noon to 1pm
- Hop Growers Forum @ 1pm to 3pm
~Discussion with our Panel of Hop Growers
Tickets @ $45 per Attendee
Order tickets now and join us for this great opportunity to network with other hop growers, ask questions to current commercial hop growers in the business and try some brews! See you at the reception.
When & Where
Simple Earth Hops
Simple Earth Hops operates a 1/4 acre sustainable hopyard which is used for education, research and demonstration and is located on Wisconsin Hwy 23, 1/2 mile north of Governor Dodge State Park at Greenspirit Farm CSA in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
The small scale community based commercial hopyard is planted with many varieties of hops and was founded on the idea of sharing (with local agricultural entrepreneurs) the economic opportunity that growing hops can provide a much needed local food product for local craft brewers. Currently, hops are available in very limited local markets and are mainly available from a controlling group of hop brokers [read: oligopoly] who operate hop mega-farms located in the Pacific Northwest (USA), China, Europe, New Zealand and from other far away growing regions [read: not local].
Simple Earth Hops was established to demonstrate that local farmers can produce a consistent, sustainable supply of ultra high quality hops by working directly with local craft brewers while still maintaining a focus on ecology, the land and the people involved.