Hop-growing conference draws large crowd
Sam Calhoun / (firstname.lastname@example.org)
That’s the message that multiple hop-growing experts and hop farmers shared with almost 150 people who attended the “Growing Hops in Western N.C.” conference in Mills River on March 16. N.C. State University and N.C. Cooperative Extension sponsored the conference, which attracted a standing-room only crowd.
The recent proliferation of craft breweries in Western North Carolina, increases in home brewing, interest in the locally grown movement, new focuses on alternative agriculture and the need for organic, local hops all combine to spur a never-before seen fascination in growing hops in the Southeast, according to N.C. State Department of Horticulture Science Professor Jeanine Davis, who setup the conference.
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