After risking life and limb with my way too short ladder the hop trellis is complete. I like growing new and challenging plants. Hops are not new to our area. Wisconsin was the #1 producer 90 years ago. Since then production all but went away. The pacific northwest now leads the country in production. Recently due to the micro brewing and home brewing movement demand for local specialty type hops has increased. I believe Wisconsin now has between 100-200 acres of production. I'm not looking to take over the market with my 4 plants. I'm looking forward to watching and learning about this interesting crop.