Agriculture Forum: Michigan on tap at CiderCon

CiderCon 2020 hit the streets of Oakland, California, earlier this week.

The country’s annual cider (hard cider) conference hosted more than 1,200 cider makers, suppliers, distributors, juice companies and equipment manufacturers to celebrate and learn about all things cider. This year marks the 10th annual CiderCon, and this show has grown from its humble beginnings in Oregon in 2011, where there were only 40 attendees.

The American Cider Association (ACA) (formerly known as the U.S. Association of Cider Makers) sponsors the event with its executive director and an all volunteer board. Currently, Paul VanderHeide of VanderMill Ciders in Grand Rapids serves as the ACA board president, and Dan Young of Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay is the Midwest representative. READ MORE…