Stacy Adams


·Nebraska Hops

Stacy Adams

Professor of Practice

Area of Expertise: Horticulture

B.S. Horticulture, Kansas State University, 1984

M.S. Horticulture, University of Nebraska, 1996

Areas of Focus

  • Hydroponic plant production
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Greenhouse applications, development, modification
  • Hops in Nebraska

Major Project Activities

  • Extension outreach in Hops production and management to support an emerging hops industry in Nebraska.
  • Youth education programs to expand the consumption, availability, and marketing of specialty crops to improve self, family, and community.
  • Greenhouse selection, development and operation for schools and educational programs.
  • Nebraska CDE Floriculture Superintendent

Extension Interests

  • Hops production planning, trellising, cultivation, & management for Nebraska.
  • Specialty crop production using high tunnels, greenhouses, and other protected structures.
  • Understanding and using hydroponic systems for intensive fresh food production.


  • Adams, S.A. 2018. Hops on a Quarter Acre. University of Nebraska Extension. E.C. 3026.
  • Lambe, D. and Adams, S.A.. 2016. Estimated Costs of Producing Hops in Nebraska. University of Nebraska Extension. EC3010. 5p.
  • Adams, S.A. and K. Todd. 2015. High Tunnel Design, Site Development, and Construction. University of Nebraska Extension. EC308. 12pp.
  • Adams, S.A. and K. Todd. 2014. Cold Frames, High Tunnels, and Greenhouses: Choose a Growing Structure Best for You. University of Nebraska Extension. G2246. 4pp.
  • Adams, S.A. and E.T. Paparozzi. 2014. Constructing a Block and Fence Growing Bench for use with a Capillary Mat Irrigation System for Greenhouse Plant Production. University of Nebraska Extension. EC303. 12pp.

Grant Project Activities

  • Adams, S. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Growers Leaderboard- Youth Education Program", Nebraska Department of Agriculture SCBGP, State Agencies, Instruction/Training, $40,528.00, Awarded, No. (sub: April 10, 2019, start: September 30, 2019, end: September 29, 2022).
  • Adams, S. (Principal Investigator), 123571, Grant, "Hop Cultivar Evaluation Phase 2", Ne Dept Agriculture, State Agencies, Research, $24,703.00, Awarded. (sub: March 22, 2018, start: September 30, 2018, end: September 29, 2021).