Welcome to Herds To Hops!
We are a family farm located just west of Sioux Falls, SD. We grow corn, soybeans, hay and alfalfa, and raise cattle. In 2016, we began research on adding hops to our farm operations. We spoke with numerous other hop operations, read countless books and online articles, and visited with local breweries to gauge interest.
In spring 2017, we began work on our first 4-acre hop field. We installed 315 poles, planted 4,000 plants, and strung over 8 miles of cable. We elected not to train our plants the first year and left them to grow on the ground.
We expanded into our second field in 2020-2021 with another 10 rows and 1700 plants. Work continues......