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