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Tuesday 1/22 – Hop Research Council Winter Meeting

9:00am – 5:00pm Convention Registration
8:00am – 12:00pm Hop Research Council Members Meeting
12:30pm – 1:30pm HRC Member Lunch and Speaker
1:30pm – 4:00pm National Clean Plant Network for Hops Tier 2 Governing Board Meeting
1:30pm – 3:15pm HRC Member Meeting
3:45pm – 5:15pm Hop Research Council Single Hopped Research Beer Tasting

Wednesday 1/23 – HRC Research Reports and Hop Convention Kick-Off

7:30am – 5:00pm         Convention Registration

8:00am – 4:00pm         Research/Outreach Poster Session

7:00am – 8:30am          Exhibitor Trade Show Set Up

8:30am – 5:00pm          Trade Show Open

8:00am – 10:00am         Hop Research Council Research Reports – Session 1

10:00am – 11:00am        Poster Session authors on hand to discuss research topics with viewers

10:00am – 10:15am        Coffee Break

10:15am – 11:45am         Hop Research Council Research Reports – Session 1 (continued)

Noon – 1:00pm               Buffet Lunch

1:15pm – 2:45pm            Hop Research Council Research Reports – Session 2

2:30pm – 4:30pm           HGA BOD Executive Committee Mtg

2:30pm – 4:30pm          Development of a Fully Automated System for the Stringing of Hops- 2nd Sight                                                                        BioScience

3:00pm – 6:00pm           Hop Research Council Budget Meeting

4:30pm – 5:30pm           Small Grower Council

6:00pm – 9:00pm           Hop Convention Welcome Reception

                                           Welcome Message from HGW President Martin Olsen

7:00pm – 8:30pm           HRC Silent Auction – Cottonwood Plaza, Cottonwood Room 

        9:30pm –                  Hop Quality Group Hospitality Event – Alvarado Street Brewery  


                     Thursday 1/24 – Hop Convention

8:00am – 3:00 pm         Convention Registration

8:30am – 5:00pm          Trade Show Open

5:00pm – 7:00pm          Trade Show Break Down 

7:30am – 9:00am          US Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee Meeting

9:00am – 12:00pm        General Session: Featured Speaker - Lester Jones, Chief Economist, National Beer                                                                   Wholesalers Association. 

                                         Brewers Panel: Chris Swersey and Bart Watson, Brewers Association

                                         Joseph Heaton, Beer Institute

                                         MC: Blake Crosby, HGA President

12:15pm – 1:15pm          Lunch

1:30pm – 3:30pm           Refreshments available at Trade Show

1:30pm - 4:00pm            HGA Annual Business Meeting with Public Breeding Technical Presentation by HRC,                                                                 BA, DraughtLab, HGA

1:30pm – 5:00pm           Committee Meeting (TBD)

1:30pm – 5:00pm           Hop Quality Group Meeting

1:30pm – 2:00pm           Grower Seminar: MeasureTek

2:15pm – 2:45pm           Grower Seminar: Lupulin Exchange

2:30pm – 4:30pm          GreenChief Meeting 

2:45pm – 3:45pm           HGA's "Good Bines" Best Practices Program

3:45pm – 5:00pm           Grower Seminar: Moss Adams – Federal Tax Reform

3:45pm – 5:30pm           International MRL Harmonization Panel Discussion

6:00pm – 7:00pm           Transportation to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

                                           6:00 pickup at Portola Hotel 

                                           6:15 pickup at Portola Hotel 

                                           6:45 pickup at Portola Hotel

                                           7:00 pickup at Portola Hotel (last call)

6:30pm – 10:30pm         Night at the Monterey Bay Aquarium  

7:30pm                            Dive Show 

9:00pm – 10:30pm        Transportation to the Portola Hotel

                                           9:00 pickup at Aquarium 

                                          10:00 pickup at Aquarium: 2 buses 

                                          10:30 pickup at Aquarium: 2 buses 


Friday 1/25 – Hop Convention

8:00am – Noon              Convention Registration

7:30am – 9:00am           Best Practices Advisory Committee   

9:00am – 10:30am         General Session: Merchant Panel 

                                          MC: Kevin Riel, HGA Board    

10:30am – 11:00am         Cascade Cup Award Ceremony 

10:30am – 12:30am        HopSource Hop Sensroy by Brewers Association and Draught Lab 

11:00am – 12:00pm         Featured Speaker: “Disruptive Weather - Consistency in Chaos”  by Eric Snodgrass, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign  

12:15pm – 1:15pm            Lunch

1:30pm – 5:00pm           H2A Program Workshop - Mike Gempler, Washington Growers League

1:30pm – 3:00pm           Small Grower Topics - Panel Discussion presented by North California Hop Growers Alliance

3:00pm - 4:00pm           Paynewest Insurance - "What can you do in 2019 to manage your farming and                                                                               processing risks?"

4:00pm – 5:00pm           S2S Hop Solutions – "Maintenance of German hop picking equipment: Small grower                                                                     focus"

1:30pm - 5:00pm            BA Individual Group Meetings

         3:00pm                    Refreshment Break

6:30pm – 10:30pm         Monterey Beach House "Beach Party" Closing Dinner

                                         7 minute walk from the Portola Hotel to the Monterey Beach House, 3 minute car ride. 


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