Feb 14, 2023
What Should a Small Farmer Know When Starting with Hops?
Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast,
we’re joined by
Hop Evangelist and Farm Advocate from Minnesota. Eric was
co-founder and CEO of Mighty Axe Hops, Minnesota's largest hop
farm. Eric started Mighty Axe Hops in 2013 and has since grown the
farm from .25 acre to 80 acres of production. Mighty Axe was the
industry leader in Minnesota hops working with commercial brewers,
USDA programs, local government and economic development, and
University researchers to develop hops as a viable local crop.
Mighty Axe closed in 2020 due to tremendous storm damage. Eric is
currently a hop consultant, a farm advocate, and a speaker.
Eric R. Sannerud is a hop evangelist. Eric first fell in love with hops as co-founder and farmer-CEO of Mighty Axe Hops, a fully integrated hop farm and marketing company which grew and sold 80 acres of hops in Minnesota. He then went on to be the Hop Brand Manager for Brewers Supply Group. He is now a freelance hop consultant for brewers, farmers, and marketers across the United States.
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