Mighty Axe Hops: From College Project To Large Hops Growing Farm

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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In this week’s Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen takes us to Foley where a college project has led to one of the largest hops-growing farms in the Midwest.

The Land of 10,000 Lakes is also known for its farmland. Corn and soybean fields are everywhere. But on a piece of property in Benton County a new crop literally towers over all the others.

“You can think of this as vertical farming. The 18 feet up we can go is 18 feet of yield producing we are going to get,” Eric Sannerud said.

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