Join us for a tour of Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA with the L’Etoile family on Thursday, August 15, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn about growing hops, including planning, budgeting, building the hop yard, picking/harvesting, drying, compacting and packaging. Equipment demonstrations include a Wolf harvester, customer built drying system and compactor.
The UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team will be there to provide research updates on fertility requirements, variety selection, pest management and other best management practices.
Register online by August 9th at www.uvm.edu/extension/mahops
Registration is $15 and includes lunch.
View our event flyer – http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/hopsMA8152013.pdf
If you have any questions, please call Susan Brouillette or Heather Darby at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130 (Vermont only).