Great Lakes EXPO hop session announced

National and international speakers to headline GL EXPO hop session.

Michigan State University Extension will be hosting the annual Great Lakes EXPO hop Session, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at 9 a.m. The session is designed for beginning and advanced growers and other industry stakeholders. The session will include an update from the International Hop Growers Congress that was held this past summer in Germany. It will also feature New Crop Development specialist, Evan Elford from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs whose presentation is entitled: “Addressing Frost and Disease Challenges for hops in the Great Lakes Region”. Cornell University hop specialist, Steve Miller, will discuss important advancements in New York State’s hop industry from production to processing to legislative support that have helped spur industry growth.

If you are a fan of craft beer, on Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m., the B.O.B., Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Brewers Guild will be hosting their second annual Craft Beer Tasting and Food Pairing Reception. The reception will take place at the B.O.B., just a short stroll from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. For more information, please refer to “Special Events/Meetings” on page six of the GL Expo Conference Brochure.

MSU Extension encourages attendees to register and reserve hotel rooms as soon as possible. Register for GLEXPO online.

For more information on the EXPO and to stay up to date on any hop related information, please visit our website.

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