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Free hops growing class in Madras Aug. 8

Shaun Townsend of the OSU Aroma Hop program will be teaching a class in Madras on growing hops, Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
   Townsend will cover the basic in hops production, equipment needed and common insects and disease. The class will also visit a local hops grower. This class is geared towards commercial production, but all are welcome. Space is limited so you must register at http://growhopsco.eventbrite.com.
   The class will be at the Madrs COCC Center, 1170 East Ashwood Road. It is free but you must register at http://growhopsco.eventbrite.com.
   For more information, visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes.