Author: Julie Kane

2018 Spring Events

Hop Quality Program Training Sessions

East Region:

Saturday, April 7, 9:00 am–12:00 noon

Top Hops Farm, Goodrich, MI

Free Registration!


Central West Region:

Wednesday, April 11, 1:30–4:30pm

Founders Brewing Co., Magnum Room, Grand Rapids, MI

Free Registration!


Northwest Region:

Friday, April 13, 1:00–4:00pm

MSU Leelanau County Extension, Suttons Bay, MI

Free Registration!


Southwest Region:

Monday, April 16, 1:00–4:00pm

Bell’s Brewery – Comstock, Family Room C, Galesburg, MI

Free Registration!


Upon completion of the program, attendees will receive a certificate of participation. Attendees will review the new program for safe food procedures and practices for growing, harvesting and processing hops. For Questions or help registering, please contact: Mark Trowbridge Top Hops Farms, 810-422-8040

If you signed up at the GLH&B Conference, please confirm registration using the links above.


2018 Winter Events

Michigan Brewers Guild Annual Conference

January 10–12, 2108
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center & Wings Event Center

1st Quarter Board Meeting & General Assembly

Saturday, January 13, 2108
11am – 2pm
Lansing Brewing Company
518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing, MI  48912

Board Meeting: 11am–Noon
The Board Meeting is open to membership. We will be discussing the general business of the association, approve former minutes, review and approve financial statements, and other pertinent business. 
Main meeting: Noon–2pm
Topics and speakers have not yet been determined, so we’ll be taking suggestions as to what you would like to discuss in the main part of the meeting.
Networking: 2–3pm

Get your FREE tickets here!


American Hop Convention and 2018 Hop Research Council Winter Meeting
January 23rd – 26, 2018
Palm Desert, California
check back for details


Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference

March 12–14, 2108
Radisson Plaza Hotel
Kalamazoo, Michigan

The conference will feature a track on hop as well as barley and malt for designed for both growers and brewers. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on hand to discuss: horticultural practices, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices, nutrient management, and much more. There is a pre-conference hop introductory track on Monday, March 12 and then a focus on advanced hop production along with barley and malt topics on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13-14.

Registration & Event Summary

2017 Summer Events

2017 Summer Farm Tours / IPM Demonstrations

Hop Growers of Michigan and Michigan State University Extension are partnering up this summer to provide integrated pest management education at the annual hop tours.

The meetings will kick off with an introduction of the farm, followed by IPM education. The IPM portion of the tour will include a review of the major pests of hop as well as how to scout for and identify them. The event will wrap-up with a tour of the farm and some time to talk informally.

Growers are encouraged to bring unknown plant and insect samples for diagnosis.  Please place samples in sealed bags as a courtesy to our host farms.  These meetings will be held outside rain or shine, so dress accordingly and plan for inclement weather. Registration is required, but the program is free. Donations to Hop Growers of Michigan may be made at the event.

Restricted use pesticides credits will be available.

Mr. Wizard’s Hops
Saturday, June 24, 2017  |  1 – 4pm
2646 W. Albain RD
Monroe, MI 48161

Black Creek Hops
Saturday, July 15, 2017  |  1 – 4pm
235 E. Decker RD
Scottville, MI 49454

Bruce Lundins
Saturday, August 5, 2017 |  1 – 4pm
NEW LOCATION: 7900 West Young Road
Empire, MI 49630



Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest
July 21-22, 2017
Ypsilanti, MI
Hop Growers of Michigan needs 1 hour blocks of volunteers to man our booth for this event.  If you are interested in helping here, please contact the Chairperson or Secretary to get you signed up.  We will remind everyone closer to the event.

International Hop Congress
July 30th – August 2, 2017
Yakima, Washington
check back for details

2017 Spring Events

Would you like to host a summer farm tour? Please contact!

MSU IPM dates will soon be announced!

MDARD / DEQ Water Use Reporting Due
Saturday, April 1, 2017
If you have wells that have the capacity of drawing 70 GPM or higher on your farm, you are required to report your water use annually to the state.  This is the deadline for the previous year’s water useage.

Group GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017  |  10am – Noon
Cherry Capital Foods
1610 Barlow, Traverse City, Michigan
Contact MSU Extension for more information, (231) 256-9888.

Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017

2017 Winter Events

Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Conference
Kalamazoo, MI
January 11-13, 2017

Annual American Hop Convention
Bend, Oregon
January 17-20, 2017

1st Quarter HGM Board Meeting and General Assembly
Backroom of Lansing Brewing Company
518 E. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI, 48912
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 1–5pm
Current, past, & those interested in becoming members. The meeting should take the first two hours with the second two hours being socializing and networking time.

Click here to register now!

Great Lakes Hop & Barley Conference
Detroit, MI
March 2-3, 2017

2016 Education

Hop Growers of Michigan’s summer farm tours this year are in the record books for 2016! The season for learning from the tours was excellent and the weather cooperated for everyone of them and plenty of knowledge was shared!

The importance for visiting and learning from commercial growers is a key effort that we believe is vital to understanding, what it takes to grow hops successfully. Right from the folks that are using growing practices for the highest yields and committed to quality.

Three farms this year opened their gates to the public. Many questions were answered by having the grower and equipment used right on sight. This year the three farms chosen were members of HGM that ranged in size and location within the state. High Five Hops of Marshall, Hop Head Farms Baroda location and Pine Ridge Farms of Custer.

A lot of planning and hard work goes into hosting a tour. We say THANK YOU for your hospitality and dedication to this industry!! Always great food… and of course beer brewed from the area with local hops consumed!!

2017 is looking to be another great year of education by HGM! If you are interested in hosting a tour next year please contact us…

Until then success to you and yours in growing the hop fields of your dreams through desire, hard work and education partnered with Hop Growers of Michigan!

Pam Miller

2016 Events

2nd Quarter HGM Board Meeting and Summer General Assembly
Backroom of Lansing Brewing Company
518 E. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI, 48912
Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 1–5pm
This will be the official second quarter meeting and a general assembly of all members and those interesting in becoming members. The meeting should take the first two hours with the second two hours being socializing and networking time.

2016 Farm Tours
High Five Hops
17310 H Dr. S, Marshall, MI 49068
Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 1–4 pm

Hop Head Farms
8924 Cleveland Ave., Baroda, MI, 49101
Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 1–4 pm

Pine Ridge Farms
2899 E. 1st Street, Custer, MI 49410
Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 1–4 pm

MSU IPM Scouting Demonstrations
Top Hops
9530 Ridge Rd, Goodrich, MI 48438
Thursday, July 7, 2016  |  4–6pm

Hop Head Farms
4630 W. Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Thursday, July 14, 2016  |  4–6pm

Pure Mitten Hops
5559 Mill Road, Coopersville, MI 49404
Tuesday, July 26, 2016  |  4–6pm

Michigan Hop Alliance
5790 North Omena Rise, Omena, MI 49674
Thursday, August 11, 2016  |  4–6pm[CP_CONTACT_FORM_PAYPAL]