Confirmed Speakers

Grower-focused Presenters:

Dr. Lily Calderwood, Commercial Horticulture Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension - "What's hopping in my hop yard?" & Harvest Timing 

Dan Wiesen, Custom Farming & Installation Director, Empire Hops -Trellis System and Hop Yard Design; Developing the Hop Industry in Michigan

James Altwies, President, CEO & CTO, Gorst Valley Hops - Hop Management and Terrior in the Midwest; Hop Virus Management & Sourcing Clean Plants

Dr. Rob Sirrine, Senior Educator, Michigan State University Extension - Hop Nutritional Management

Dr. Connie Fisk, Northwest Regional Extension Associate, Produce Safety Alliance - Good Agriculture Practices and Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule

Stacy Adams, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Gleanings from the Nebraska Hops Quality and Productivity Evaluation Study

Dr. Keenan Amundsen, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Nebraska Hop Breeding Efforts

Kyle Broderick, Coordinator, Plant and Pest Diagnostics Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension - Hop Diseases & Management

Brad Carlson, Agent, Jones Insurance Agency & Adam Backer, VP, Regional Marketing, QBE NAU - Insurance for Growers & Brewers

John Schreiter, Crop Insurance Solutions - Whole Farm Revenue Protection Insurance

Midwest Laboratories - Hops Analysis for Alpha Beta Acids & Essential Oils

Christopher Kniffen, Research and Development, Soil Works LLC - A Biological Approach to Quality Hop Production


Brewer-focused Presenters:

Steven Pauwels, Brewmaster, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO

Caleb Pollard, Founder & President, Scratchtown Brewing Co., Ord, NE - "Building Community in Craft Beer"

Dr. David Peitz, Professor & Chair, Wayne State College - Fermentation Science Program

Dr. Changmou Xu, Research Assistant Professor, Food Science & Technology Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Hop Tissue and Oil Analysis Findings

Dr. Robert Hutkins, Khem Shahani Professor of Food Science, Food Science & Technology Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lab Testing Services

Drew Davies, Owner & Designer, Oxide Design Omaha - Designing & Implementing Your Craft Beer Brand

Scott Papek, The Hop Artist - Digital Marketing

Andy Koszewski and Kaylen Akert, Woods & Aitken LLP - Legal Lessons Learned: Examples of Brewing & Growing Gone Bad

Midwest Laboratories - Micro Testing During the Brewing Process

Check back for more confirmed updates.