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2012 Vermont Grain Conference

University of Vermont Extension's NW Crops and Soils Team

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Essex, VT

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Non-NGGA Member Ended $45.00 $0.00

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The annual Northern Grain Growers Association’s conference will be held on March 15, 2012 at Essex Resort and Spa in Essex, VT.

This year’s conference is all about “THE SEEDS THAT FARMERS NEED”! Loïc Dewavrin of Longprés Farms in Quebec will be our keynote speaker. The Dewavrin Family operates a 1500 acre organic grain operation just across the border in Les Cedres, Quebec. They grow a variety of grains including barley, oats, wheat, sunflowers, and vetch. This family is known for their innovative ideas especially in the area of breeding, cover cropping, tillage, and equipment fabrication.

Frank Kutka from the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS) will talk about farmer-participatory breeding programs and seed security. Join Margaret Smith for a discussion on breeding high nutrition corn. Grain milling expert Tom Leonard will be teaching a milling intensive which will include the specifics of milling and conclude with a demonstration of how milling affects bread baking characteristics.  There will be workshops on small-scale rice and edamame production, pretzel making and much, much more!

See the conference brochure by clicking here.

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The Essex Resort and Spa

Essex, VT

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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