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Published: August 8, 2020


AS THE LOCAL BREWING INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO EXPAND IN TENNESSEE, THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION HAS PRODUCED A NEW RESOURCE TO ASSIST FARMERS AND LANDOWNERS WHO ARE CONSIDERING GROWING HOPS. CONSIDERATIONS FOR PRODUCING AND MARKETING HOPS IN TENNESSEE  IS THE PRODUCT OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM MADE UP OF FACULTY AND SPECIALISTS FROM MANY DEPARTMENTS AT THE UT INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE AND SERVES AS A RESOURCE TO MANY TENNESSEE GROWERS WHO ARE EVALUATING PRODUCING HOPS FOR THIS EMERGING INDUSTRY. THE PUBLICATION INCLUDES MORE THAN 30 PAGES AND WAS DEVELOPED AS PART OF A SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT WITH THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND USDA AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE.  AREAS ADDRESSED IN THE GUIDE INCLUDE THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ESTABLISHING A HOPS PLOT AND WITH HOPS PRODUCTION, AND MARKETING CONCERNS. TO READ AND DOWNLOAD THE PUBLICATION GOT U T EXTENSION DOT TENNESSEE DOT E D U.