The Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade show's purpose is to provide pertinent educational information to regional hop growers and craft brewers, to provide a platform for participants to build industry connections and relationships, and to provide the resources, skills and tools for participants to contribute to the Nebraska hop growing and craft beer industries.


Registration is now open. Please click here to purchase tickets.

University of Nebraska presents the 2nd Annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show on Thursday, January 18th and Friday, January 19th, 2018.

The conference will feature a variety of sessions for hop growers and craft brewer throughout the two day event. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on hand to discuss: market outlook, horticultural practices of growing hops, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices, nutrient management, legal and regulatory topics, water sciences, marketing and branding, crop and brewery insurance and much more. 

A networking reception featuring a Nebraska-hopped beer, brewed specifically for this conference, will be held Thursday evening, January 18th and is open to all conference attendees.

This event is sponsored by Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nebraska Hop Growers Association, Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild, and Midwest Hop Producers, LLC.

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Attendees have the option to reserve rooms at the host hotel at a discounted rate of $124, with self-parking included. To reserve at the exclusive rate, follow the booking link:

For organizations interested in sending multiple attendees to the conference, discounted prices for the total conference are as follows: 1 - $200, 2 - $150 each, 3 or more - $125 each. When buying tickets, select Grow Brew Group Tix.