The 5th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School will meet on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Pegasus Restaurant, 10885 Rte. 9W, Coxsackie, NY. The focus this year is on accessing and developing markets for value-added grains, with topics to include current grain market sectors and their quality requirements, developing direct markets to consumers, developing a grain-processing enterprise, distribution strategies, accessing capital, and marketing tools. An extended panel discussion in the morning will feature representatives from the milling, malting, distilling, and feed sectors. Afternoon sessions will feature presentations by small- and larger-scale grain-processing enterprises.
This meeting is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the Organic Growers’ Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN). Register at https://tinyurl.com/hvgrains2019 by 5:00 p.m. January 29 for $40, or $60 thereafter (registration includes lunch).
The burgeoning local grain economy provides opportunities for many farmers, e.g., vegetable growers who can now profitably add grains in their rotations to reduce pests and improve yields and dairy farmers looking to diversify into new enterprises. The 5th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School will bring together farmers, entrepreneurs, grain buyers, and consumers to learn and network.
The NE SARE Research and Education grant project Farmer-generated training and equipment solutions for producing and processing value-added grainshas helped to fund this event.
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10885 Rte 9W
Coxsackie, NY 12051