- Agronomic: hops
- Crop Production: organic fertilizers
- Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer
- Production Systems: general crop production
Interest in alternative crops, historic preservation, and microbrewing have raised interest in northeast hop production, but starting a hop farm is very expensive. This project will explore the feasibility of propagating hop plants through vegetative propagation, as opposed to using hop rhizomes, as less expensive alternative when establishing a hop field. Outreach will be through farm tours, a web site, presentations, and publications.