• 2015 Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference

    Date: March 10
    Location: Joseph Heirman University Center, 2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49828

    Come learn more about agriculture, livestock and crops for the future.
  • 2015 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference

    Date: April 10 - April 11
    Location: L.V. Eberhard Conference Center, Grand Valley State University, 301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    The conference will feature both basic and advanced hop sessions, a barley session and malting tour, and is designed for both growers and brewers.
  • Southwest Michigan Irrigation Network

    Date: April 15
    Location: 1791 Hillandale Road: Benton Harbor, MI 49022

    Irrigation scheduling service for 2015 season for southwest Michigan vegetables, field crops, fruit, Christmas trees and nursery stock. Enroll by April 15, 2015
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Interested in growing hops?

Here you will find all you need to know about growing hops in the Great Lakes Region. Recent hop shortages, growing appeal with specialty beers, and the desire for organic and locally sourced agricultural products have resulted in increasing interest in local hop production by farmers, brewers, and backyard enthusiasts throughout Michigan. If you are new to hops production or just interested in learning about this novel crop, please visit the Getting Started page for information. Finally, the Hop Growers of America 2013 Statistical Report has been released HGA_Stat_Pack_2014.pdf

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  • What are radiation freezes?

    Low temperatures often depend on atmospheric conditions and the local topography. Calm conditions allow the temperatures to drop quickly after the sun goes down. You can track freezes with MSU’s Enviro-weather.

    Posted on March 3, 2015 4:59pm by Mark Longstroth

  • Pesticides registered for use on Michigan hops updated for 2015

    Michigan hop growers should be aware of the several changes from 2014 for pesticides registered for use, including new special local needs labels and newly available fungicides and insecticides.

    Posted on February 25, 2015 10:13am by Diane Brown

  • Malting barley variety trial data now available

    Despite challenging weather at harvest, results from the Michigan State University malting barley trial show potential for quality malting barley produced in northern Michigan.

    Posted on February 24, 2015 11:14am by Ashley McFarland

  • Why bother with online Beginning Farmer Webinars?

    Evaluation of 2014 MSU Extension’s Beginning Farmer Webinar Series shows positive results.

    Posted on January 23, 2015 1:47pm by Jim Isleib

  • 2015 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference announced

    Save the date: April 10-11, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Posted on January 21, 2015 10:24am by Rob Sirrine

  • New hop IPM webinar now available

    The Online Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy has added a new webinar: Hop IPM. Learn about IPM in hops, including pesticide considerations and beneficial insects.

    Posted on January 19, 2015 12:40pm by Erin Lizotte

  • Hop harvest and processing safety webinar now available on demand

    Hop growers looking to learn more about the risk and prevention of respiratory disease associated with hop harvest and processing are encouraged to view this recorded webinar.

    Posted on January 13, 2015 5:09pm by Erin Lizotte

  • Field crop webinar series scheduled for Monday evenings beginning February 23

    Free webinars on field crop production and pest management in 2015 will offer participants condensed highlights from winter MSU Extension programs.

    Posted on January 7, 2015 10:50am by James DeDecker

  • Hop harvest and processing safety webinar

    Learn how to keep your lungs healthy while growing and processing hops by attending a webinar Jan. 13, 2015.

    Posted on January 6, 2015 4:09pm by Erin Lizotte

  • Ag Action Day 2015 to include hops production sessions

    Michigan State University Extension will host Ag Action Day 2015, an agriculture and home horticulture networking and educational event, Jan. 30, in Oshtemo Township, Michigan.

    Posted on December 30, 2014 2:06pm by Brad Baughman

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