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Join us for the fourth annual conference, March 13 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo, Mich. 

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. 

During the registration process, participants will be asked to select their preferred track for Tuesday in order to determine space needs at the facility. To learn more about the draft agenda, including topics, speakers and times, click on the draft agenda link below.

To register for the event, scroll down and click on the applicable green button below.

Student registration includes the program on Tuesday, March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conference Location

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Discounted lodging is available at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. Call 269-343-3333 by Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 and mention you are part of the Hop and Barley Conference 2018 to receive the discounted nightly rate of $129 per night, plus tax. Discounted parking is also available for self-parking at $10 per night for overnight guests. Standard valet and daily parking rates will apply.

Draft Agenda


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Betsy Braid at or 517-884-7081.