2019 Conference Speakers


Ginger Johnson







We're excited to welcome Ginger Johnson as our keynote speaker!

Connector | Speaker | Author

Solutionist | Marketer | TEDx alum









Grower & Brewer Presentations:

Josh Mayich | Owner/Operator, Darlings Island Farm - Interacting with Small-Scale Hop Growers: Some Tips and Approaches to Brew High-Quality, Sustainable, Local Beer

Neil Witte | Brewer's Association Quality Ambassador - Quality: A Complete Picture

Vanessa A. Silke | Baird Holm LLP - Taxation & Other Legal Issues

Grower Track Presenters:

James Altwies | Founder & CEO, Hopnology and Faculty member, Siebel Institute - Preserving Maximum Aroma Content in Processed Hops

Erin Lizotte | Pest Educator, Michigan State University Extension - Downy & Powdery Mildew Management

Rebecca Lahlum | Technical and Quality Manager for the North American Region, Cargill Malt

Jody Green & Jonathan Larson | Extension Educators & Urban Entomologists, University of Nebraska Extension - What's Munching on my Hops

Zach Davy | Founder & Maltster, Missouri Valley Malt

Annette Wiles | Founder, Midwest Hop Producers - Marketing & How to Select Your Hop Cultivars

Rob Sirrine | Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension - Harvest Timing Determination & Soil and Nutritional Management of Hop Yards

Holly Scoggins | Associate Professor, Virginia Tech - South Atlantic Hop Production; GIS Mapping Tool for Hop Yard Establishment


Brewer Track Presenters:

Jason Stepper | Co-Founder, Imperial Yeast - The Right Pitch: Yeast Management

Gabe Sierra | Managing Director, Prometrix Safety Consulting - Insider's View on Brewery Safety Programs

Jameon Rush & Nathan Hoeft | CEO & Lead Video Producer, Optix Digital Media, Brewmaster, First Street Brewing Company | Cost Effective Storytelling

Molly Mayhew & Lindy Rauscher | State of Nebraska, Board of Engineers & Architects - Building your brewery: When to involve Architects and Professional Engineers

Panel: Brewing with Exotic Ingredients: Tim Thomssen | Brewmaster, Boiler Brewing Co, Lincoln, NE; James Altwies | Founder & CEO, Hopnology and Faculty member, Siebel Institute; Dallas Archer | Brewmaster, Upstream Brewing Co; Dave Link | Brewer, Infusion Brewing Co; Cody Reif | Research & Development Brewer, New Belgium Brewing Co.

Ajai Ammachathram | Assistant Professor and Food & Beverage Management Extension Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Quick Hitters on Tap Room Management

James Altwies | Founder & CEO, Hopnology and Faculty member, Siebel Institute - Chemistry of Aroma Hopping

Scott Kolbe | Marketing Advisor, Scott Kolbe LLC




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