Join us to Grow Your Hops Business!

It is not too late to register for Saturday’s Hops Business Seminar! Click HERE to reserve your seat.

Calling All Hop Farmers Supply Vendors!

If you sell ANYTHING to hop farmers, we want to talk to you! There are 2 reasons. First, you are invited to participate in the first Grow More Hops LLC Midwest Hop Grower Seminar and Trade Show on February 21, 2015 at the Three Bears Lodge in Warrens, WI. Please complete to attached form to contact us. Second, Grow More Hops LLC is exploring the possibility of creating a hop growers buyers group to make it easier to purchase products from businesses like yours. If you would like to learn more about this idea, please complete the attached form as well. Thank you.

Thanks Minnesota Hop Enthusiasts! On to Wisconsin!

Thanks to all of the hop enthusiasts that attended our “Growing a Hops Business” in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday! You are awesome! If you missed this seminar, all is NOT lost. Sign up today for our next “Growing a Hops Business” seminar in Wisconsin Dells at the Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. on Saturday. Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-a-hops-business-wisconsin-registration-12786782611

New Year’s Resolution – Have a Business Plan for Your Hops Farm

To increase your odds of success, you need a plan. Grow More Hops LLC is offering 2 seminars in January to help hops growers succeed in 2015. These “Growing a Hops Business” seminars include a discussion of the economics of hops production by Lee Jennings, CCA, creating a business plan for your hops business by David Kochendorfer of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center and financing options discussed by representatives of the USDA Farm Services Agency and other financial services agencies. These seminars will be held on January 17th in St. Paul, MN (CLICK HERE FOR MINNESOTA TICKETS) and January 24th in Wisconsin Dells, WI (CLICK HERE FOR WISCONSIN TICKETS).

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Financing Options Available to Hop Growers

At the upcoming Grow More Hops Academy Seminars on January 17, 2015 in St. Paul, MN and on January 24, 2015 in Wisconsin Dells, WI, hop growing economics, business planning and hops financing options will be discussed. Financial experts from Badgerland Financial, AgStar Financial and the USDA Farm Service Agency will be on hand to discuss grant and loan programs available to new and small farmers like hop growers. According to a new study by Michigan State University, it will cost a hop grower around $14,000 plus land and irrigation well costs to establish an acre of hops. It will cost a little over $68,000 to establish a 5 acre hop yard. Operational costs will total a little over $58,000 per acre for the first five years of production. Since it takes 4 years for the typical hop yard to achieve full production, a solid financial plan is essential for the survival of a new hops operation. If these facts affect you, plan to attend the Minnesota or WisconsinGrowing a Hops Business” seminars. See you there!

Hops Business Seminar announces Guest Speaker

Dave Kochendorfer, business planning expert of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire will be presenting on writing a business plan for your hops business at both Grow More Hops! “Growing a Hops Business” seminars in January. This includes the January 17, 2015 in St. Paul, MN and January 24, 2015 in Wisconsin Dells. A business plan is a requirement for many loan and grant applications for small and medium farms like hops operations. Seminar attendees can expect to be able to put together their own business plan at the conclusion of Mr. Kochendorfer’s workshop. Click HERE for more details. Wisconsin Small Business Development Center information.

Growing a Hops Business Seminar Announced

Our next two seminars are entitled “Growing a Hops Business”, part of the Grow More Hops Academy seminar series in 2014/2015. We have assembled business experts to help you understand how to write a business plan and find financing for your hops business. These seminars will apply to any small/medium agricultural business.
The decision to start a hops business is frequently based on a passion for growing hops, drinking beer and/or growing your own ingredients to make beer. While exciting, starting a hop growing enterprise also needs to be a sustainable investment in the future. Interested? We will be holding two of these seminars:  On January 17, 2015 in St. Paul, MN and on January 24, 2015 in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Click one of the following links to purchase tickets:  Minnesota Seminar Wisconsin Seminar

It’s Planning Season!

After your hops are harvested and have gone to sleep for the winter, it’s time to prepare for the 2015 season. Do you have your supplies lined up? Are you expanding your hopyard? There are lots of things to consider. One thing is for sure.  The demand for locally grown hops has never been higher and will not decrease for years into the future. Are you prepared to take advantage of that opportunity? I can help you. Just contact me. I’d love to help you succeed in your hops business.

Time is running out to register for Hops Fertilization, Irrigation and Pest Management!

Do you want to learn more about feeding, watering and keeping hops safe from all kinds of pests? Time is running out to register for the Grow More Hops Academy Seminar covering these topics this Saturday in Wisconsin Dells. Click HERE for tickets.

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