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11th Annual Grain Growers Conference Grains in a Diversified Farm System

March 18, 2015

The Essex Resort
Essex, Vermont

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Full Belly Farm is a 350-acre certified organic farm (since 1985) located in the beautiful Capay Valley of northern California. We are excited to welcome one of the farm owners, Paul Muller, as our keynote speaker!

Come hear how Paul has integrated growing grains into the dynamic vegetable operation along with farm partners Dru Rivers, Andrew Brait and Judith Redmond. We will hear how they have blended grains into their crop rotations and about their direct marketing approach.

Scott Fisk from the University of Oregon will be presenting research on the barley breeding program, including disease resistance, winter-hardiness and end-use quality, all with the end goal of developing winter barley varieties for malting and food.

There will also be sessions on hulless oats, malting grains, equipment, marketing, heirloom grains, raising grains animal feed, hands-on baking, and so much more! Guest bakers this year will be from Misery Loves Company (MLC) and Red Hen Bakery.


Please register online below by March 13, 2015. To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130 or by February 25, 2015 so we may assist you.


Thanks to our sponsors for helping make the conference possible.

Platinum Level
  • Northern Grain Growers Association
Gold Level
  • King Arthur Flour
Silver Level
  • Le Moulin des C├Ędres
Bronze Level
  • City Market Coop
  • Castanea Foundation, Inc.
  • Morrison's Custom Feeds
  • Organic Valley
  • Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
  • USDA Risk Management Agency
  • Valley Malt
  • Yankee Farm Credit

Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

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