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Many of the Old Dominion Hop Co-Op members are highlighted in local papers and online articles. Here are excerpts from articles and links to the original sites. 

Save the date - 3rd Annual South Atlantic Hops Conference

posted Jun 27, 2017, 5:03 AM by Holly Scoggins   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 5:04 AM ]

March 2nd and 3rd, 2018, at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Stay tuned for more information!

Farm Infused Brewer's Fair

posted Jun 27, 2017, 5:00 AM by Holly Scoggins

August 30, 2017 Wilmington NC.

Brewer's fair to offer farmers an audience to sell your products to beer breweries.   https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/event-farm-infused-brewers-fair/

For more information, contact Christy Joyce, Tonic Branding,  Farm Infused Brewers Fair, (336) 508-9809, tonicbranding@gmail.com

Next ODHC Business Meeting - September 9 in Williamsburg

posted May 10, 2017, 4:08 AM by Holly Scoggins   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 8:57 AM ]

From Suzy Trefsgar, ODHC Secretary:

Happy Harvest Season Everyone,
The Fall Business Meeting of the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative will be held on  September 9, 2017, starting at 12:00 noon EST.
All invited - both members and non-members.


                                Brass Cannon Brewery                                                  Call In Information:  1-515-604-9835, pin#: 833567

                                5476 Mooretown Road

                                Williamsburg, VA  23188                                              



There will be a food truck onsite. 

ODHC Business Meeting - April 8 - Leesburg VA

posted Apr 2, 2017, 3:00 PM by Holly Scoggins   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 3:09 PM ]

Per Chairman Randy Green:
"The next meeting will be held on Saturday, 8 April, 2017 at the Vanish Brewery, 42245 Black Hops Lane, Leesburg, VA  20176.  Due to the popularity of the venue, the meeting will start at 11: 00.  The brewery is located on US Rt15 about 10 miles north of Leesburg, just past the traffic light in the village of Lucketts.    Details are contained in the attached agenda.  Following the business meeting, we will have a tour of the brewery and the Organarchy hop processing facility.  This is a great opportunity for growers to see a hop processing facility and make connections with a hop processor."

Next COOP Meeting Saturday, January 28th 2017

posted Jan 2, 2017, 4:27 PM by Nat Abeles   [ updated Jan 2, 2017, 4:37 PM ]

Coop Meeting January 28th, 2017    Cave Hill Farm, 1001 Jacob Burner Road, McGeysville, VA. Courtesy of Walt Hopkins.

2017 Officers and Board

posted Jan 2, 2017, 4:04 PM by Nat Abeles   [ updated Jan 2, 2017, 4:20 PM ]

Your new board was voted and approved December 19th, 2016. About Us

Chairman                Randy Green

Vice Chairman       Justen Dick

Secretary                Suzie Trefsgar

Treasurer                Kurt Stanfield

Board Members:   Nat Abeles, John Bryce, Tim Hackney, Walt Hopkins, Dixon Leatherbury, Gilford Leggett, Laura Siegle, Holly Scoggins

South Atlantic Hops Conference March 24 - 25 2017, Ashville, NC

posted Jan 2, 2017, 3:51 PM by Nat Abeles   [ updated Jan 2, 2017, 4:20 PM ]

Early Bird Registration Ends January 8th!  
This is a great learning and networking opportunity for new and experienced growers. You can register for the conference and obtain hotel information on the Eventbrite website. You can also download the attached document for additional information.


New Officers and Board Members for 2016

posted Jan 2, 2016, 7:31 AM by Devon Kistler   [ updated Jan 17, 2016, 4:07 PM by Justin Leggett ]

At the Cooperative's final meeting of 2015 the membership voted in a slate of new officer and board members. We are all excited about the new leadership and want to wish them much success during the year to come. Chairman Nat Abeles, Vice-Chairman David Goode, Secretary Randy Green, Treasurer Kurt Stanfield. Additional members of the Board include Justin Leggett, John Bryce, Gerald Kelly, Laura Siegle, Walt Hopkins.

South Atlantic Hops Conference - March 4 & 5 in Richmond

posted Dec 23, 2015, 5:47 AM by Devon Kistler   [ updated Jan 2, 2016, 7:34 AM ]

This two day event will kick-off on Friday with a tour of local hop yards followed by a brewery tour. You will have an opportunity to purchase dinner during the brewery tour. Saturday will be a day full of educational programs and a trade show. Check out our great line-up of presentations and speakers (agenda is still being developed). 
James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops will be the featured speaker.
The event will be held in Richmond, Virginia at the Clarion hotel. Registration and program information is available at South Atlantic Hops Conference

Terroir: It's not just for wine anymore

posted Nov 11, 2015, 5:35 AM by Devon Kistler

If the word “terroir” summons visions of vineyards and grapes, add images of barley fields, hop bines and beer to your album.

Hops, which add aroma, flavor and shades of bittering to beer, receive attention in the commonwealth from researchers and growers. Tech and Virginia State University both research the plants to help determine those that work well in our climate and soil.

Devon Kistler, chairman of the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative, reports that membership has increased from about 50 in 2014 to more than 175, and that two new Virginia facilities can process hops, enabling brewers to more readily use local hops.

Richmond Times Dispatch

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