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Hops Publications & Presentations:

  • Microbreweries and the New Class 8 Farm Brewery License (Extension Bulletin) 
    This Extension Bulletin contains information about the new Maryland class 8 farm brewery license. Mayhah Suri, Research Assistant, University of Maryland Law Education Initiative

  • 2020 Pest Management Guide for Hops (pdf document)
    Diseases: Mizuho Nita, Extension Plant Pathologist, Alson H. Smith Jr. AREC; Insects: Douglas G. Pfeiffer, Fruit Entomologist, Virginia Tech; Weed Management: Jeffrey Derr, Extension Weed Scientist, Hampton Roads AREC

  • 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 the Southern Maryland region and throughout the state of 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 Organic Hop Grower Association (website)
    Dedicated to the promotion of using organic hops, this association works with brewers to ensure their access to sources, and educates organic hop farmers.

  • Maryland Hop Growers Association (Facebook page)
    A non-profit organization in located in Maryland that is dedicated to promote the production of hops for local and home brewries.

  • Old Dominion Hops Cooperative (Website)
    Is an organization of hop farmers in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina who work together, share information, and assist each other in Hops production.

  • The Northeast Hops Alliance (Website) (Facebook page)
    The Northeast Hops Alliance welcomes hops growers, brewers, educators, and supporters to join us 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:

  • Cornell Hops Program:(Website)
    Cornell Cooperative Extension - Madison County Hops Program.  The hops program is to provide support to hops growers through web resources, field meetings, newsletters, consultations, and an annual conference.

  • Hops Production (Website)
    Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center provides resources on Hop production

  • Hops in Maryland (Website)
    Univeristy of Maryland Extension research on growing hops.

  • Hops: Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Tech & Virginia State University) (Website)
    This website provides region specific information to hops production.

  • North Carolina Hops Project (Website)
    NC State University Hops and Research and Variety Trial. NC State University's objective is to indentify the best performing hop cultivars in geographic areas and addresses key issues related to nutrition, disease, and pest control. The project will also address local market conditions and production costs.
  • The Ohio State University Hops Research (Website)
    The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Hops Research Program.  The program is focused on production and marketing.

  • Hops Project, University of Vermont (Website)
    Due to the renewed interest and the demand of production of hops in the pacific Northeast. The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soil team has developed an outreach and applied research program called the "Hops Project."

Local Breweries from Tourism Websites:

  • Maryland Breweries                                                           
    Visit Maryland: The Offical Site of State of Maryland Tourism

  • Virginia Breweries                                                 
    Official Tourism website of the commonwealth of Virginia

  • Pennsylvania's Microbreweries                               
    Official Tourism Website of the State of Pennsylvania

  • West Virginia Spirits, Wines & Brews
    West Virginia Division of Tourism

Other Important Resources:

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