Sustainable, delicious, and viable craft beer begins with strong agriculture. Wisconsin’s brewing heritage has always been tied to farming; professional brewers depend on quality grain and hops farmers. Many of those craft beer farmers now grow in Wisconsin and promise to close the resource loop for Wisconsin’s craft industry. Craft brewers in other states import hops and grain (some even need to import water). We owe it to our craft farmers to recognize their vital role to the state’s craft beverage sustainability and progress.