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Hudson Valley Grains School

  • Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Register ahead for reduced fee - online registration closes after Feb. 7.   

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) and the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program (CAAHP) for the 3rd annual Hudson Valley Grains School featuring expert talks on grain production.

 The 2017 Program will include updates on Hudson Valley grain trials, understanding malting grain options for NYS markets, a big-picture perspective on the growth of value-added grains markets nationwide, and grower talks on adopting malting barley into vegetable operations and on novel marketing approaches and strategies to add value layers to grain. 

For a full agenda see this printable brochure and registration form.  Speakers and topics include:

  • Hudson Valley Grain Research, 2016: Amber waves return to the banks of Esopus Creek Justin O’Dea, CCE-Ulster, Kingston, NY
  • Working with NY Malting Grains: Variations in barley quality and alternative grains for malting Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage, Oneonta, NY
  • The Small Grain Movement in the Hudson Valley and BeyondAmy Halloran, author of “The New Bread Basket”, Troy, NY
  • Bringing Malting Barley into a Vegetable Production System Corey Mosher, Mosher Farms, Bouckville, NY
  • Grains at the Farmers' Market? Direct marketing and the art of adding value layers to grain George Wright, Castor River Farm, Metcalfe, ON, Canada

Location:  Pegasus Restaurant and Banquet Hall10885 Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY 12051

NYS DEC Credits in categories 1a, 10, 21, and 23, and 2 CCA credits, are available

Registration for Grains School is $40 per person ($50 at the event) and includes a catered lunch. Trade show $25 per table (vendors also pay event registration).  Registration Deadline: February 7.

Agribusinesses who can’t attend can have literature displayed on our Resource Table for $10. Mail literature by Feb. 8 to Aaron Gabriel, CCE, 415 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Register early – space is limited and we need a head count!  

Two ways to register:

For more information contact Carrie at 845-340-3990 x311 or email  

Last updated February 6, 2017