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Cascadia Grains Conference

The 7th annual Cascadia Grains Conference is coming up on January 18th & 19th, 2019 in Olympia, WA bringing together over 400 participants, convening and connecting growers, processors, brokers, investors, and policy-makers across the grains value chain.

The day long event features workshops and hands-on classes that focus on three value-added grain enterprises: poultry and livestock feed, brewing and distilling, and artisan baking. Over the last three years the conference has developed into key educational event for producers and end-users and a wonderful opportunity to network and collaborate along the value chain. Also included will be a resource fair and networking sessions over breakfast, lunch and dinner.

They will also have even MORE grains-related work with six “hands-on” Friday Field Trips on January 18th including Baking, Brewing and Distilling, Equipment, and two amazing Tasting Events. Experience Cascadia Grains in action!

At the conference:

  • Farmers learn about grain production, connect with scale appropriate buyers, and learn strategies on increasing demands for cereals used for poultry and livestock feeds, artisan breads, brewing, and distilling.

  • Processors & end-users get an inside look into grain production, quality, and brokering relationships to get the grain you want and need.

  • Investors, brokers & local government officials get the scoop on rising investment and policy opportunities.

  • Revitalizing a local grain economy in the Cascadia Region

Mission of the Cascadia Grains Conference:

The Cascadia Grains Conference brings together farmers, bakers, brewers, distillers, brokers, investors, policy-makers and others to strengthen the role of grains in our local food economy by sharing the latest science, techniques, and developments, as well as creating a space in which new business, policy and research relationships can form and existing ones can be strengthened. 


We aim to convene and connect growers, processors, brokers, investors, and policy-makers across the value chain


The conference provides a platform for the latest science, techniques, research, market opportunities and hands-on learning


Working to cultivate an economically viable network of market opportunities for locally-sourced value-added products

The event will take place at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC), 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512

For more information visit or register here:

Earlier Event: January 13
Your Cascadia: Volunteer Meetup
Later Event: January 31
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