Joining ODHC

Producer $40/year

  • >180 crowns
  • Voting

associate $20/year

  • 0–179 crowns
  • Non-voting

Membership Benefits

The Old Dominion Hops Cooperative was established as a Virginia State Corporation in 2014. The ODCH promotes the growth and development of the hops industry in the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic regions of the United States. ODHC members range from states including: Virginia, Maryland Delaware, North Carolina and Tennessee. In 2017, a number ODHC members were assisted in getting their crops into the market place and ODHC is working to expand that effort for for more growers in 2018.
 

The Cooperative is organized for the following purposes:

  • Promoting, producing, marketing, buying or selling of quality, local hops
  • Manufacturing, processing, storing, transporting, delivering, handling, buying for or furnishing supplies to its members and patrons
  • Performing or furnishing business or educational or other services on a cooperative basis
  • Financing any of the above-enumerated activities for its members
     

ODHC provides educational opportunities for its members and partners including:

  • Cosponsor and promotion of the annual South Atlantic Hops Conference 
  • Members participate in the annual hop crop production survey
  • Members support hop quality testing and research
  • Members participate in University sponsored crop management studies
  • Partnering with our State Cooperative Extension Services, ODHC members have opportunities to participate in hops specific pesticide/herbicide application training

 

ODHC support and coordinates the results of research and promotional efforts of Universities and Cooperative Extension Services to offer “One Stop Source” and technical advice for its members.

Research Partners Include:

  • North Carolina State
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia State University
  • North Carolina and Virginia Cooperative Extension Services


ODHC members directly aid the brewing industry and indirectly aid the hop growing industry by participating in festivals, conferences, and other events.

Events & Initiatives

  • ODHC members staffed the annual Hops in the Park Festival at Henricus Historical Park
  • ODHC members will man an information booth at the Hopped Cider festival in Richmond, Virginia
  • Several ODHC members provided informational talks at area civic clubs and agribusiness forums
  • Virginia members contacted their state representatives to express their support for pending legislation that would provide income tax relief from the sale of Virginia grown products used in the Virginia craft brewing industry
  • ODHC will send a delegation to meet with the Secretary of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Forestry to discuss the future of the hops industry

 

 

 

questions about membership? contact:

Randy Green, ODHC Chairman

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ODHC provides bulk buying opportunities for its members offering discounted prices on annual supplies such as hop clips, clip bags, clip tools and mesh bags.

ODHC provides bulk buying opportunities for its members offering discounted prices on annual supplies such as hop clips, clip bags, clip tools and mesh bags.

ODHC members directly aid the brewing industry and indirectly aid the hop growing industry by participating in festivals, conferences, and other educational events.

ODHC members directly aid the brewing industry and indirectly aid the hop growing industry by participating in festivals, conferences, and other educational events.

Andrew Cox has been at the forefront of spearheading the development of a new Central Virginia Hops Processing Facility that will be available to Co-op members in the near future. The facility will dry and process the hops in its 10,000-square-foot facility mainly from July through September.

Andrew Cox has been at the forefront of spearheading the development of a new Central Virginia Hops Processing Facility that will be available to Co-op members in the near future. The facility will dry and process the hops in its 10,000-square-foot facility mainly from July through September.

ODHC supports and coordinates the results of research and promotional efforts of Universities and Cooperative Extension Services to offer “One Stop Source” for technical advice.

ODHC supports and coordinates the results of research and promotional efforts of Universities and Cooperative Extension Services to offer “One Stop Source” for technical advice.