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61st Annual American Hop Convention A Success

61st Annual American Hop Convention A Success

February 22, 2017

For the 61st year in a row, Hop Growers from across the country assembled along with brewers, suppliers, and industry affiliates to convene as an industry - celebrating it, learning where it is currently at, and forecasting for the future.

The American Hop Convention was hosted by the Oregon Hop Commission this year, and over 600 people attended the sessions which offered two separate tracks for the second year in a row.

Convention is always preceded by research meetings, and many attendees came early to hear what was learned throughout the year. Then, a Reception on Wednesday night ceremoniously kicked off the official beginning of Convention, before two full days of general and dual track sessions.

Thank you to all of the sponsors, speakers, and volunteers who made this Convention possible.

Below are the links to presentations made available by the speakers for those who wish to revisit the information, please check back for more to be added.

Thursday Sessions
Bill Dempsey, Molson Coors and Donnell Berg, MillerCoors: "Kickoff Luncheon - "Impacts of the Evolving Beer Industry on the Hop Market"
Verlyn Burgers, Hortau: "Soil Moisture Monitoring"
Mike Fink, MeasureTek: "Control and Field Monitoring"
Bill Briskey, TacAero with Andrew Stickle, Perrault Farms, Inc.: "Multi-spectral Camera Systems"
Pam Bouma Miller, Hopyards of Kent - Niche Marketing Panel Presentation

Friday Morning Session
Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives: "Hop Growing History Panel"

Friday Afternoon Session
Chris Swersey, Brewers Association: "US Brewing Industry Update"
Bart Watson, Brewers Association: "US Brewing: Current Trends"
Shane Kunkle, Lupulin Exchange: "State of the Market"
Chris Shepard, beer marketer's INSIGHTS: "Many More Mouths"

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