It has been encouraging to attend what is typically a legacy (multi-generational) hop grower's convention hosted by Hop Growers of America. But of special interest is the new small-grower's track that is taking place. The surge of small acreage growers was recognized by the industry and this track was created. Several regions of the US are represented including Michigan, Vermont, Wisconsin, California and of course Wyoming. You can find the program of events here.