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The Old Dominion Hops Co-Op is a welcoming group of farmers who are excited about the growth of the craft beer industry in Virginia, Maryland & North Carolina, and want to support it by providing fresh local hops to brewers. While we may never be able to compete on a scale with the large thousand-acre hop farms in the Pacific Northwest, we know we can provide a local, sustainable crop that will benefit farmers, brewers, and local beer enthusiasts. There are currently less than a dozen varieties of hops that are grown on Virginia farms and sold to local breweries. Most of the hops are sold as "wet" hops fresh from the harvest field and need to be used in the brewing process within 48 hours of picking. But we have over 185 growers who are building the industry in this region and we are all committed to quality, local hops that are available to brewers as pellets, dried whole cone, or fresh wet hops. 

In addition to sharing information between local hop farmers, we have received assistance from (and are working collaboratively with) county extension agents from Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Agriculture as well as the University of North Carolina. In addition to growing and selling hops, our efforts extend to raising awareness of growing hops for farmers who have available land and want to explore being part of the craft beer industry.

See the PDF below for a recent (March 2017) talk on the benefits of ODHC membership  by Chairman Randy Green and past Chairman Stan Driver - presented at the South Atlantic Hops Conference in Asheville, NC.

Your Leadership Team for 2017

 

Chairman                Randy Green (Green Diamond Hops)

Vice Chairman        Justen Dick (Kelly Ridge Farms)

Secretary                Suzy Trefsgar (Maple Spring Farm)

Treasurer                Kurt Stanfield (Huegonot Hops)


Board Members

                                Nat Abeles (Highline Hops)

                                John Bryce (Lupulin Exchange)

                                Tim Hackney (Misty Mill Hops)

                                Walt Hopkins (Cave Hill Farm Stables)

                                Dixon Leatherbury (Seaside Hops)

                                Gilford Leggett (Cardinal Pine Farm )

                                Laura Siegle (Virginia Cooperative Extension - Agent Faculty, Amelia County)

                                Holly Scoggins, PhD (Associate Prof, Horticulture, Virginia Tech)



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Holly Scoggins,
Apr 2, 2017, 3:17 PM