Back by popular demand, UVM Extension’s Winter Hops Conference will be held at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT on February 18th, 2011 from 10 am – 3:30 pm. The 2nd Annual Winter Hops Conference will feature Dr. John Henning, a research plant geneticist for the USDA-ARS Hop Breeding and Genetics program and Oregon State University. He will discuss strategies for achieving high quality hop production as well as the challenges and opportunities presented by a low-trellis system. Further topics include hopyard trellis construction, the history of hops in Vermont, and a Brewer’s Panel made up of local brewers. Cost of registration: $30 for members of the Northeast Hop Alliance, $40 for non-members. Lunch included. Please click on the links for further details. Please RSVP by February 11th to UVM Extension at (802) 524-6501, or email me. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let us know by February 11th so that we might assist you.