MSU hop open house on campus scheduled for November 9

Register now to meet with fellow hop growers, researchers and Extension and see all the great happenings at Michigan State University.

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Attendees at the 2022 hop open house. Photo by Rob Sirrine, MSU Extension.

Michigan State University Extension is pleased to welcome hop growers, industry representatives and researchers to join us for a day of fun, networking and education on the MSU campus in East Lansing, Michigan, on Nov. 9, 2023. Attendees will get the chance to tour the Plant and Pest Diagnostics Lab and the Miles Pathology Lab—both critical workhorses for the industry. We will also check out the awesome facilities at the Food Sensory Lab and the Fermented Beverages Analysis Lab. We will wrap up the day with a networking lunch and Hop Growers of Michigan meeting.  

This event is free butrequires registration. Registration closes Nov. 2. Registrants will receive additional event details the week before the event, so watch your email.

Register for the 2023 Hop Campus Open House 

Draft agenda  

9:30 a.m.Park and catch tour shuttle, location TBD (likely somewhere on south campus with free parking)  

9:30-10:00 a.m.  Shuttle attendees to the Center for Integrated Plant Systems  

10:00-11:00 a.m. Split group for 30-minute tours of:   

  • Plant and Pest Diagnostics with Laura Miles and Carolyn Malmstrom 
  • Small Fruit and Hop Pathology Lab with Tim Miles 

11:00-11:15 a.m. Shuttle to G.M. Trout FSHN Building   

11:15-11:45 a.m. Visit Food Sensory Laboratory Tour with Emily Mayhew 

11:45 a.m.-noonShuttle to Fermented Beverages Analysis Lab  

12:00-12:45 p.m. Fermented Beverages Analysis Lab Tour with Nicole Shriner  

12:45-1:00 p.m. Shuttle back to car location (TBD)  

1:00-2:00 p.m.  Lunch (location TBD)   

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Hop Growers of Michigan Meeting (all welcome)   

3:00 p.m. Adjourn  
Visit MSU Extension’s Hops website and the MSU Hops News Facebook site for up-to-date information. 

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Rob Sirrine at There is also an opportunity to request accommodations during the registration process.  

This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no 2021-70006-35450] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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