ACORN Conference Program

All Workshops

Hop Talk

Wednesday, November 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

Hops are hot! But sometimes not. When planting a perennial crop, it is worth thoroughly thinking out site selection and other key factors to avoid running into trouble. Come discuss small-scale hops production with Perennia Specialist Rosalie Gillis-Madden. Learn about the basics of site selection, trellis design, and hops production with some key market and cost of production tips. Bring your questions!

MacLeod Room



Farm Hack Hop Dryer

Wednesday, November 29, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   

In this short presentation, Charles Ryan describes his experience in building a small scale hop drier from plans made by Chris Callahan, of the University of Vermont. This may be useful to any small scale growers wishing to have a controlled environment for drying herbs, flowers, garlic, onions, etc.

Ballroom C



Program at a Glance