Hometown Farmer - 6th Meridian Hops Farm

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

YANKTON, SD — Hops farms are popping up in Siouxland, but how does this often bitter beer ingredient grow here?

Ryan Heine knows about beer.

He and his family used to grow a handful of hops in the backyard while living in Omaha.

"We were like, 'well, let's just start a hops farm,'" said Heine. "And it really was overnight, instantaneous happenings."

In 2014, Heine might've wondered if the idea of starting a hops farm back where he grew up, near Yankton, SD, might've been crazy.

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