2018 Conference Confirmed Speakers

Grower Track Presenters:

Dr. Lily Calderwood, Commercial Horticulture Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Dan Wiesen, Custom Farming & Installation Director, Empire Hops

James Altwies, President, CEO & CTO, Gorst Valley Hops

Graham Ollard, Hollingbery & Sons, Inc., Yakima, Washington

Dr. Connie Fisk, Northwest Regional Extension Associate, Produce Safety Alliance

Stacy Adams, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

Kyle Broderick, Coordinator, Plant and Pest Diagnostics Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

John Schreiter, Crop Insurance Solutions

Joe Sisco, Midwest Laboratories

Christopher Kniffen, Research and Development, Soil Works LLC

Dr. Stephen Baenziger, Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Scott Schmalken, Agronomist, Midwest Hop Producers

Stephen Bauman, Bauman's Hop Farm

Kevin Schwedhelm, Schwedhelm Hop Yard

Ryan Heine, 6th Meridian Hops


Brewer Track Presenters:

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

Caleb Pollard, Founder & President, Scratchtown Brewing Co., Ord, NE

Joe English, Sculpture Hospitality, and Steve Anaka, Bevchek

Dr. David Peitz, Professor & Chair, Wayne State College

Vanessa Silke, Attorney, Baird Holm LLP

Dr. Changmou Xu, Research Assistant Professor, Food Science & Technology Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kelli Lieurance, Partner, Baird Holm LLP

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

Drew Davies, Owner & Designer, Oxide Design Omaha

Scott Papek, Founder, The Hop Artist, Photographer, Papek Photography

Andy Koszewski and Kaylen Akert, Woods & Aitken LLP

Dr. Jane Caldwell, Midwest Laboratories

Jonathan Wegner, Partner, Baird Holm LLP

Brad Carlson, Agent, Jones Insurance Agency

Kim Kavulak, Nebraska Brewing Company

Zac Triemert, Brewmaster, Brickway Brewery & Distillery

Marcus Powers, Co-Founder and Chief of Operations, Zipline Brewing Company

Nathan Hoeft, Brewmaster, First Street Brewing Company

Brian Podwinski, Blue Blood Brewing Company



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