NEW this year, we will be offering five sessions dedicated to industrial hemp, including information on hemp chemistry, research updates, seed production, processing, and farmer experiences growing hemp in Vermont and Canada. If you are unable to attend the conference but are really interested in these industrial hemp sessions, you can choose to watch them via a Live Broadcast the day of the conference. Available through the registration.
We’re thrilled to have Chris Wooding as our keynote speaker this year! Chris is a diversified organic farmer from Ontario, Canada. He will be leading us in a discussion of building ecological capital on your farm through regenerative agriculture practices.
Get to know what local opportunities are available for grain growers by meeting local buyers in the region. There will be an intensive on growing barley for malt quality and basic of malt chemistry. Additional conference sessions include: getting started with grains, organic no-till, dry bean production, buckwheat cultivation, learning to sharpen your own mill stones, and much more!
Don’t forget the hands-on baking sessions! We’ll have a sessions on using local corn to make tortillas and baking with barley malt.
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