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Southern Tier Farm Brewery Summit

Southern Tier Farm Brewery Summit

Date: Thursday Nov 10th 2016
Primary Audience: Grain growers, brewers, malt houses
Price to Attend: $30 pp

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is hosting a Farm Brewery Summit on Thursday November 10th 2016 from 9am-4:30pm. Those interested in learning more about how to grow quality malting barley that brewers and malt houses are interested in purchasing will want to attend. Local brewers and malt houses looking for additional suppliers of malting barley will want to attend to network with growers across the region and state. We will hear from Chris Gerling, the manager of the Vinification and Brewing Lab at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, and Aaron MacLeod, the Director of Hartwick College’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage on statewide perspectives of the farm brewery industry, what’s up and coming in terms of research, and how the industry can become competitive again with the West Coast growers and malting houses. Malting houses, such as the new Sunoco plant in Fulton, will speak about how they work with growers and the quality of malting barley they are in need of to make a quality product for the breweries. Local breweries will speak about on the challenges of sourcing local malting barley. Elizabeth Newbold from HarvestNY will give an overview of the farm brewery supply chain across NYS and the challenges that exist statewide.

The cost to attend this all day learning opportunity is $30, which includes all meals (light breakfast, lunch from a local farm brewery, and afternoon break) as well as all materials offered by presenters. Registration and secure online payment can be accessed at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is grateful to Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement for their support of this project.

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