Small Grains Day 2015
Image by Dave Meyer, Local Economies Project
Hudson Valley Small Grains Field Day 2014
Image by Elizabeth Higgins
Small Grains Day 2015
Image by Dave Meyer, Local Economies Project
Hudson Valley Small Grains Field Day 2013
Image by Elizabeth HIggins
Small Grains Day 2015
Image by Dave Meyer, Local Economies Project


Small Grains Field Day (and optional afternoon Bus Tour)

  • Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-registration closed after June 8 but walk-ins welcome (space is limited for tour and seats filling fast).  

If you do plan to come as a walk-in, please let us know so we can plan for food and materials - email Carrie by Sunday afternoon at

The 5th annual Hudson Valley Small Grains Field Day "Re-inventing the Hudson Valley Breadbasket" will include a morning field day/lecture session and an optional (space-limited) afternoon bus tour to a NYS-licensed, Ulster County-based Farm Brewery and Farm Distillery who are each learning how to secure local grain sources for thier enterprises. Participants can attend just the morning session or both sessions. This event is geared towards farmers, millers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and others working in the grains sector.  

The field day is an opportunity to see grain varieties that are being tested in our region and learn more about production and current research from Cornell faculty, Extension educators and Hudson Valley Farm Hub managers. Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer multiple talks on small grains growing and participants will enjoy a catered lunch, and multiple networking opportunities. Full day participants will have the opportunity to taste both baked goods and craft beverages made in the Hudson Valley using local grain. 

For a full schedule of topics and speakers, and field viewings and tour sites, download this printable brochure and registration form.    

Registration begins at 9:00 am:
Field 7 at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub: 
2542 US-209, Kingston, NY 12401

Morning session:              9:45 am - 12:30 pm  Plot viewing and lectures at field day site
Catered Lunch:               12:30 pm -  1:30 pm  (included with morning session registration)  
Afternoon tour (optional):   1:30 pm -  5:00 pm  Bus tour to Farm Brewery and Distillery   

Afternoon session is optional, and space is limited for the tour so register early!  Tour participants must also attend/register for AM session.   

Registration day of event, regardless of enrollment status:

  • AM Session only: $20/person
  • Both AM Session and PM Session (Tour): $35/person

Sorry no refunds- if you cannot attend, you may arrange for someone come in your place.

For more information or help registering, or to RSVP as a walk-in, contact Carrie at 845-340-3990 x311 or email  

1.5 NYSDEC Pesticide Re-certification credits are available in categories 1a, 10 and 21

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the program office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs. 

Last updated June 9, 2017