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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. 

REMINDER: 2018 Membership Dues are Now Payable

posted Nov 8, 2017, 6:49 PM by Melissa Meyers

It's that time of year again. Don't forget to send your membership dues.

Please send checks to: 

Treasurer, ODHC

1243 Mall Drive

Chesterfield, VA 22235.  

Producer Members (180 plus crowns) – $40/year

Associate Members (0 – 179 crowns) – $20/year

Research Partners and Extension Agents – Free

ODHC Business Meeting - December 2, 2017

posted Nov 8, 2017, 6:48 PM by Melissa Meyers

Our next business meeting will be held on December 2nd, 2017 at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery from 11am–12pm

Location and agenda details are below. We hope to see everyone there!

Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery

6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike

Crozet, Virginia 22932


Food truck on site; other restaurants located nearby.

2017 Business Meeting Agenda

On-line conference call information:  1-515-604-9835 pin: 833567


·       Call to Order 11:00

·       Host Brewery Introduction                                                                       

·       Welcoming Remarks and Chairman’s Report                               Dixon Leatherbury

·       Secretary’s Report                                                                        Suzie Trefsgar

o      Approval of September Meeting Minutes

·       Treasurer’s Report                                                                        Kurt Stanfield

·       Cooperative Extension News                                                        Laura Seigle

·       Academic Partners Update                                                           Davis, Rutto, Scoggins

·       Old Business

o       Standing Committee Reports                                   

§     Marketing and Publicity                                               

§     Finance/Grant Proposals                        Justen Dick

§     Operating Agreements

o      2018 Bulk Buying Opportunities                          Dixon Leatherbury

o      2018 South-Atlantic Hops Conference                Holly Scoggins

o      Central Virginia Hops Processing Facility            Andrew Cox

·       New Business

o      Cascade Bowl                                                      Justen Dick

o      2018 Officer and Board Election                          Dixon Leatherbury

o      ODHC News Letter                                              David Goode

·       Open Discussion                                                                            All

o      2017 Hop Season Summary

·       2018 Meetings

o      Dates and Locations will be announced in January 2018

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.

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