2017 Grain Growers Conference "Changing Crops for a Changing World"

Essex, Vermont
Thursday, March 23, 2017
2017 Grain Growers Conference "Changing Crops for a Changing World"
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

The Essex Resort & Spa
70 Essex Way
Essex, Vermont 05452
United States

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NOTE:  Registration will close as of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 for our planning.  You can still walk-in and pay at the door with a check or cash.  The live broadcast option will not be available after registration closes.

Please join us for our 2017 13th Annual Grain Growers Conference (click to view details)!

Join us for the 13th Annual Grain Growers Conference!   This event will provide you with a diverse array of educational topics on grain production and research throughout North America.  This year’s conference will  include four concurrent sessions throughout the day, including hands-on baking sessions. There’s sure to be something for everyone!

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. 



Contact Information

  • Susan Brouillette
    Phone: 802-524-6501 ext. 432
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