This year's Grain School focuses on supplying local grains to local artisan bakers. It will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in the grains industry to learn and network.
Location: Pegasus Restaurant and Banquet Hall, 10885 Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY (less than 10 miles off Catskill Exit 23 on I-87).
Grain School begins with registration and the Trade Show (open throughout the day) followed by a full day of talks, and includes an outstanding lunch by Pegasus Restaurant. For details on our main speakers, see the right side of this event page.
8:30 AM: Check-in and registration, trade show and networking, snacks and refreshments
9:30 – 10:30: Developing a Local Grain Economy - Loic Dewavrin, Les Fermes Longpres, organic grain producer and miller, Quebec
10:30 – 11:30: Baking Breads with Locally Produced Flour: The Art & Science - Randy George, Red Hen Baking, Vermont
11:30 – 11:45: A word from our Grain School Sponsors
11:45 to 12:05: Crop insurance presentation
12:05 to 1 PM: Catered lunch
1:00 – 2:00: Growing Organic Grains for the Local Market - Loic Dewavrin
2:00 – 2:30: How Grain Quality is Affected by Soils, Soil Fertility, and the Environment - Aaron Gabriel, Capital Area Ag & Hort Program
2:30 – 3:30: The Ancient Grains: A New Taste and Small-Scale Equipment - Elizabeth Dyck, Organic Growers’ Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN)
3:30 PM: Adjourn
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits have been applied for.
Attendees (includes lunch): $50 pre-registration by February 6, or $65 thereafter.
Trade Show: If you have an agribusiness, this event is a great opportunity to display your products and network with other individuals involved with the small grains industry in the region.
Two ways to register ** Deadline Feb. 6 for discounted fee **
CCE provides equal program and employment opportunities. Contact us if you have special needs/accommodations.
$50 by Feb. 6; $65 thereafter
Pegasus Restaurant and Banquet Hall
10885 Route 9W
Coxsackie, NY 10885