Arkansas Hop Production Workshop

The first annual Arkansas Hop Production Workshop is August 15, 2019 from 2-7 pm at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Fruit Research Station, 1749 State Hwy 818, Clarksville, AR 72830.

We are inviting growers and brewers to this interactive workshop about hops production and quality in Arkansas and to showcase the research our team is doing on hops production in Arkansas.

If others are interested in attending the pre-registration fee is $20 per person and includes dinner. Guests can register at

Hops Workshop Agenda
2-2:30: Hops Production and Physiology, Dr. Amanda McWhirt, Horticulture Production Specialist, University of Arkansas
2:30-3: Pests to look out for in Arkansas Hops, Dr. Jackie Lee, FRS Director, University of Arkansas
3-3:15: Hops Postharvest: Maintaining and Evaluating Quality, Dr. Renee Threlfall, Food Scientist, University of Arkansas
3:15-3:30: 15 min Break
3:30-4: Dr. Jeanine Davis “Hops Research in North Carolina” (Extension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / Vegetables, Department of Horticultural Science NC State University)
4-4:30: Utilization of Hops, Jesse Core, Owner, Core Brewery
4:30-5: Grower Forum; Larry Galligan, Riverside Specialty Farms; Ronnie Ledford, River Valley Hops; Brother Basil, Subiaco Monastery
5-5:45: Dinner
6-7pm: Tour of FRS Hop Yard