Southern Tier Farm Brewery Summit

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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 Sunoco, 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. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to grow quality malting barley, how to work with malt houses to secure a contract to grow malting barley, how brewers are using malting barley at a regional and statewide level, and how to advance the NYS Farm Brewery industry.

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



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Laura Biasillo
Agricultural Economic Development Specialist
(607) 584-5007


840 Upper Front St. Ste. 1
Binghamton, NY 13905-1566

Last updated August 2, 2016