Great Lakes Hop & Barley Conference 2018

Sponsor and vendor registration is open.

4th Annual Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference 2018

March 12-14 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo, Mich.

New this year, the conference features a beginning hop session the day prior to the conference on March 12. The main conference begins the morning of March 13 and again includes both hop and barley sessions with experts from around the world. Prominent national and international speakers will be on hand to discuss horticultural practices, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices, nutrient management and much more. There will also be a brewer/grower networking session that focuses on hop and malt barley quality. The session will provide growers with a better idea of quality requirements and help align the supply of Michigan grown hops and malt barley with brewer needs. The beer evangelist, Fred Beultmann, will be on hand to discuss food and craft beer pairing at the Tuesday night reception. Dozens of vendors will discuss the latest and greatest opportunities available for growers to improve production practices and enhance efficiency of their operations.

Sponsorship and Vendors

Those interested in sponsoring the 2018 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference can learn more by viewing our sponsor/vendor packet below. The conference will once again include a vendor show.

Sponsor and Vendor Registration

Download Sponsor/Vendor Packet

Registration for 2018 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference - Sponsors and Vendors is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2018.

Sponsors and Vendors Register Here

Participant registration should be live soon. Please continue to visit Michigan State University Extension’s hop webpage or the MSU Hops News Facebook site for up to date information. 

For more information about sponsorship, having a display at the event or to discuss payment options, please contact Betsy Braid at 517-884-7081 or To sign up as a sponsor, scroll down to the green Sponsors and Vendors Register Here button.

Cancellation Policy

After February 1, 2018, refunds will no longer be provided.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.


Contact Information

For more information contact ANR Event Services at or 517-353-3175.


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