The 2nd Cascadia Grains Conference will bring together farmers, processors and end-users, as well as investors, brokers and local government officials to support rebuilding a grain economy west of the Cascade Mountains in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia by sharing the latest science, techniques, and developments, as well as by creating a space in which new business, policy and research relationships can form and existing ones can be strengthened. Conference workshops will focus on three value-added enterprises - brewing and distilling, animal feed, as well as baking and other food uses - from the perspective of crop production, end-use quality, financing and enterprise development, marketing, and risk management planning. Also included will be a resource fair and networking sessions over breakfast, lunch and dinner. The conference will conclude with a Best of the Cascades Tasting tour featuring local breweries and distilleries.
At the conference: * Farmers learn about grain production, connect with scaleappropriate 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.
Metro Parks STAR Center (View)
3873 S 66th St
Tacoma, WA 98409