August 18, 8am–9:30amWhere
The Agricultural Incubator Foundation 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) , Bowling Green, Ohio
As interest in the craft beer industry continues to rise across Ohio, agriculture expert and educator Brad Bergefurd will discuss the phenomenon and profitability of growing hops throughout the state. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).
The U.S. remains one of the largest beer producers in the world, brewing more than five billion gallons each year.
Bergefurd will explain the history of Ohio hops production, and his thoughts on the potential demand and profitability for growing this unique crop. He will discuss research conducted on hop cultivars, innovative production techniques, insect and disease control methods, harvesting, processing and marketing techniques.
Breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by contacting CIFT at [email protected].