Ohio's booming craft-beer industry is creating a demand for locally grown hops, and Ohio State University researchers are working to make that key brewing ingredient available here. A century ago, hops commonly were grown in Ohio, before pests and other problems forced production west, where most hops is still grown today.
Plan to join our OSU Extension Hops Specialist Brad Bergefurd at the Rockmill Brewery for a PowerPoint presentation that highlights hop growers around the state. Bring your questions for Brad and local Fairfield County hops producers who will be present. And, plan on sampling local craft beers in the beautiful Rockmill Brewery.
Know your farmer, know your food! Join us for an evening exploring another of our locally grown commodities. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated by contacting Kelley at OSU Extension (740-652-7263).
If you are interested in other local foods/farm tour programs, download or share this flyer for information on the entire series!