Do you have a desire to grow your hop knowledge? Sign up here for this exciting hop education program for craft brewers – especially women – that want to learn more about hop production and hop selection best practices. Cultivating Hop Knowledge includes a virtual hop harvest and hop selection experience in Summer 2023.
The program is designed with the professional brewer in mind, located in the United States, and is offered by the Oregon Hop Commission at NO COST to participants.
Deadline to sign up is July 1, 2023
Founded in 1964, the Oregon Hop Commission (OHC) is dedicated to enhancing the Oregon hop industry by expanding opportunities for growth through research, education and promotion. In order to maintain economic stability of hop production in Oregon, the main objective of the OHC is to provide sufficient research through agricultural and financial evaluations. The commission is completely grower-funded and is facilitated by seven growers, one dealer/handler, and one public member. The continued success and progress of Oregon grown hops is a direct result of the efforts of the OHC.
2022-2023 Oregon Hop Commission Board
Grower Position #1 – Alexa Weathers, Sodbuster Farms, Salem, OR
Grower Position #2 – Brandon Davidson, Lone Oak Hop Farm, Woodburn, OR
Grower Position #3 – Jackie Crosby, Crosby Hop Farm, Woodburn, OR
Grower Position #4 – Cheyne Fobert, Fobert Farms, Hubbard, OR
Grower Position #5 – Ben Smith, B & D Farms, St. Paul, OR
Grower Position #6 – Todd Koch, Coleman Greenleaf, St. Paul, OR
Grower Position #7 – Michelle McKay, McKay Agriculture, Brooks, OR
Dealer Handler Position – Bill Delema, Willamette Valley Hops, LLC, Hubbard, OR
Public Member Position – Tyler Bruck, Wilbur-Ellis Company, Woodburn, OR
2022-2023 OHC Officers
Commission Chair - Brandon Davidson
Commission Vice Chair – Todd Koch
Secretary/Treasurer – Bill Delema
2022-2023 U.S. Hop Industry Board Representatives
Hop Growers of America Board Oregon Representatives: Alexa Weathers and Todd Koch
Hop Research Council Oregon Representative: Cheyne Fobert
U.S. Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee Reps: Fred Geschwill and Abner Mondragon
National Clean Plant Network – Hops Representative: Jeff Butsch
Best Practices Committee Reps: Peter Weathers and Max Coleman