Publications and Presentations

Maryland Hops Growers Guide - A Progress Report on the 2017-2018 Growing Season and Summary of Best Practices for Growing Hops in Maryland.

Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Hops - A cooperative publication produced by Oregon State University, University of Idaho, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, and Washington State University.

Microbreweries and the New Class 8 Farm Brewery License (Extension Bulletin) - Produced by Mayhah Suri, Research Assistant, University of Maryland Law Education Initiative.

2020 Pest Management Guide - Published by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Ready To Take Root-Getting Started with Small Fruit & Hops - The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) and the University of Maryland Extension (UME) partnered in 2018 and 2019 to offer a series of workshops on everything you need to know to grow, sell and market small fruits and hops in Maryland. The workshop series and resource portal was made possible in part by a Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund Grant (RMPIF) and the the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Hops Organizations

American Hop Growers Association - Dedicated to the promotion of using organic hops, this association works with brewers to ensure their access to sources, and educates organic hop farmers.

Old Dominion Hops Cooperative - An organization of hop farmers in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina who work together, share information, and assist each other in hops production.

Northeast Hop Alliance - Hops growers, brewers, educators, and supporters join in promoting hops as a specialty crop in the Northeast, and to restore hops as the profitable agricultural industry that once thrived in this area for nearly 150 years.

University Resources

Local Brewery Resources

Additional Resources

Business Planning, Crop & Farm Insurance

Grants/Loans and Incentives


Pesticide Safety Information & Education