Sponsor registration now open for the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference

Conference sponsorship offers advertising opportunities, complimentary registrations and more depending on the sponsorship level.

Vendors at the 2018 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference. Photo by Dani Renwick.

Michigan State University Extension is excited to announce the 5th annual Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference will be Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019, at the Park Place Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. We will again hold a preconference for hop and barley beginner growers on Feb. 28 and separate advanced hop and barley tracks on March 1. March 2 will feature a dynamic general session including a presentation by world-renowned pioneer of cover cropping and soil microbial science George Bird of Michigan State University, a sensory training session with Roy Desrochers of Tufts University and afternoon tours of MI Local Hops and Great Lakes Malting Company.

The 2018 conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was a great success and a lot of fun, with hundreds of growers from around the Great Lakes region in attendance. We truly could not offer the same caliber of programming without the generous support of our partners and sponsors. Sponsor involvement with this event is vital to its success. The conference is also a key opportunity to position your organization in front of individuals who have an interest in the hop and barley industries.

We have built in a substantial amount of time for attendees to mix with vendors during the meeting day and sponsorship also offers advertising opportunities, complimentary registrations and more depending on the sponsorship level. The Michigan Brewers Guild is also hosting an evening reception in the vendor space on March 1.

You can view the sponsorship packet, which outlines the benefits of sponsorship, along with vendor and advertising information on the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference Registration page. General registration is not yet open, but please note that many sponsorship levels include complimentary registration.

For special vendor pricing offered to government and non-profit entities, equipment display questions or general inquiries, please contact the event manager Betsy Braid at 517-884-7081 or braidbet@msu.edu.

This material is based upon work supported by the USDA NIFA under Award No. 2017-700006-27175. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of the US Department of Agriculture.

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