HV Grains School 2017 #4
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6th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School-Ancient Grains and Heritage Corn

  • Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM

A great group of speakers will discuss spelt, emmer, einkorn, and heritage corn—their production practices and markets.

9:30 am Registration

10:00 am Welcome

10:05 am Who Are The Ancient Grains, Why Are They Popular, Uses, Nutrition

10:35 am Agronomics of the Ancient Grains: seed (anatomy, proteins, starchs) and genetic characteristics, genetic relationships of the grains

10:45 am Growing Ancient Grains

11:25 am Bread Break 

11:40 am Ancient Grains – overview of SVM, milling and market potential of ancient grains

12:00 pm Malster / Brewer / Distiller using ancient grains

12:15 pm Food Safety Modernization Act 

12:30 pm Lunch

1:00 pm demo a mobile app o determine machinery and crops costs

1:15 pm Ancient Grain Varieties, upcoming grains (hulless oats & barley, purple barley), lessons learned from Cornell research, growing tips

1:55 pm Conventional and Organic Weed Control in Small Grains

2:40 pm Growing Heritage Corn 

3:15 pm All Souls Tortilleria (Burlington, VT) story of their company and using heritage corn 

End – 3:45 pm

Registration is now open!

Deadline for registration is February 5th.

This event is hosted by CCE Ulster County and the Capital Area Ag and Hort Program.

Location: Pegasus Restaurant 10885 Route 9W Coxsackie NY 12051


$40 Event fee is non-refundable.


Courtney Churchill
Master Gardener Coordinator/ Agriculture Program Assistant
845-340-3990 ext. 335

Last updated January 21, 2020