PROGRAM

The 2015 Conference Schedule is complete!  You can view and print the attached 2015 Agenda and Session Descriptions or read about them below. The conference features sessions on growing grains, processing & milling grains, brewing, malting & distilling, animal feed, business network development & branding, and hands-on baking classes. See the Schedule Overview and a full list of 2015 Sessions & Speakers  listed below for more information.

2015 Agenda

 

2015 SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

8:00-9:00 am – Registration + Morning Refreshments + Resource Expo

8:40-8:55 am – Welcome Address

9:00am-10:20am – SESSION 1
* Growing Small Grains West of the Cascades (repeated session 2)
* Cascadia Grain to Cascadia Glass: Barley Breeding to Beer Making
* Going Organic: Market Demand & Certification Process for
Regional Grains
* Sourdough: How Sweet It Is (hands on ; sign up morning of)

10:30am-11:50am – SESSION 2
* Growing Small Grains West of the Cascades
* Nuts, Bolts & the Business of Building a Craft Malt House (repeated in Session 5)
* Growing and Marketing Specialty Grains from Cascadia to the Palouse
* Easy Baking With Barley: Part 1- Mixing the Dough (hands on ; sign up morning of; Part 2 in Session 5)

11:55am-1:15 pm – LUNCH + Resource Expo

1:20pm- 2:40pm – SESSION 3
* Developing Grain Networks in the Pacific Northwest & Beyond
* The Future of Malting, Brewing and Distilling: The Impact on Food and Drink
* Value-Added Processing & Applications of Specialty Grains
 Home Baking 101 (hands on ; sign up morning of)

2:50pm-3:50pm – SESSION 4
* Small Scale Milling Operations, The Critical Link
* Distilling Beyond the Grain: Expanding Supply Chains With Local Ingredients
* Northwest Grains for Poultry – Feeding Birds for Eggs, Meat and Recreation

4:00pm- 5:00pm – SESSION 5
* Bringing the Mills Back: Supplying Local Wheat Flour to Cascadia
* Nuts, Bolts & the Business of Building a Craft Malt House
* Creating and Protecting A Relevant Brand (repeated in Session 6)
* Easy Baking With Barley: Part 2- Shaping & Baking (hands on ; sign up morning of)

5:10pm- 6:10pm – SESSION 6
* Milling Oats: A Production Guide for the Pacific Northwest
* Grain or Grass: Which Is Right For You & Your Livestock
* Creating and Protecting A Relevant Brand

6:15 pm – Closing session
6:15pm-8:00pm – Dinner + Resource Expo + Best of the Cascades Tasting Tour
(featuring select craft beers and spirits from the Pacific Northwest)

2015 SESSIONS & SPEAKERS

Growing Small Grains West of the Cascades
Tom Hunton, Camas Country Mill, Steve Lyon, Washington State University Mount Vernon & Sam McCullough, Nash’s Organic Produce; facilitated by Dr. Andrew Corbin, WSU Snohomish County Extension
 
Steve Lyon  Sam McCullough Andrew Corbin

Cascadia Grain to Cascadia Glass: Barley Breeding to Beer Making
Wayne Carpenter, Skagit Valley Malting and Brewing Co., Mike Doehnel, Skagit Valley Malting, Scott Fisk, Oregon State University Barley Breeding Project & Bob Rock, Skagit Valley Malting
Wayne Carpenter headshot  Scott Fisk Bob Rock

Going Organic: Market Demand & Certification Process for Regional Grains
James Henderson, Hummingbird Wholesale & Tanya Murray, Oregon Tilth
James Henderson Tanya Murray

Sourdough: How Sweet It Is
Jack Jenkins, Country Living Grain Mills
Hands on classes are limited to 24 participants; sign up at the Registration Desk
Jack Jenkins

Nuts, Bolts & the Business of Building a Craft Malt House
Twila Henley, Grouse Malting & Roasting Company & Eric Hyatt, Rogue Malting
Twila Henley Eric Hyatt

Growing and Marketing Specialty Grains from Cascadia to the Palouse
Dr. Kevin Murphy, Barley & Alternative Crop Breeder, Washington State University
Kevin Murphy

Easy Baking With Barley: Part 1- Mixing the Dough
Easy Baking With Barley: Part 2- Shaping & Baking
Dr. Andrew Ross, Oregon State University
Andrew Ross 2

Developing Grain Networks in the Pacific Northwest & Beyond
Bob Klein, Community Grains & Oliveto Restaurant, Bryon Meade, Scratch & Peck Feeds & David Mostue, Dunbar Farms; facilitated by Dr. Stephen Jones, WSU Mount Vernon
Bob Klein Bryon Meade David Mostue Steve Jones

The Future of Malting, Brewing and Distilling: The Impact on Food and Drink
Wayne Carpenter, Skagit Valley Malting & Brewing Co., Charles Finkel, Pike Brewing, Scott Fisk, Oregon State Univ. Barley Breading Project & Emerson Lamb, Westland Distillery; facilitated by Matt Lincecum, Fremont Brewing Company
Wayne Carpenter headshot Charles Finkel  Emerson Lamb Matt Lincecum

Value-Added Processing & Applications of Specialty Grains
Dr. Girish Ganjyal, Food Processing Specialist, Washington State University

 Home Baking 101
George DePasquale, Essential Baking Company
Hands on classes are limited to 24 participants; sign up at the Registration Desk
George DePasquale horz with bread

Small Scale Milling Operations, The Critical Link
Kevin Christenson, Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill, Jack Jenkins, Country Living Grain Mills & David Mostue, Dunbar Farms; facilitated by Tom Hunton, Camas Country Mill
Kevin Christenson Jack Jenkins David Mostue Tom Hunton

Distilling Beyond the Grain: Expanding Supply Chains With Local Ingredients
Ishan Dillon, Seattle Distillery, Ryan Hembree, Skip Rock Distillers & Tyler Schramm, Pemberton Distillery
Ishan Dillon Ryan Hembree head shot Tyler Schramm

Northwest Grains for Poultry – Feeding Birds for Eggs, Meat and Recreation
Dr. James Hermes, Oregon State University Extension Poultry Specialist
James Hermes

Bringing the Mills Back: Supplying Local Wheat Flour to Cascadia
Atish Babu, Equilibrium Capital, George DePasquale, Essential Baking Company & Josh Dorf, Stone-Buhr Flour Company; facilitated by Dr. Andrew Corbin, WSU Snohomish County Extension
Atish Babu George DePasquale horz with bread Josh Dorf Andrew Corbin

Creating and Protecting A Relevant Brand
Matt Lincecum, Fremont Brewing Co., Nick Myers, The Hartman Group Inc., Lucy Norris, Northwest Agriculture Business Center & Russ Rotondi, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP
Matt Lincecum   Russ Rotondi

Milling Oats: A Production Guide for the Pacific Northwest
Perry Anderson, Grain Millers Inc., Loren Behrman, Tualatin Valley Seeds/Behrman Farms Inc. & Louisa Winkler, Washington State University Mount Vernon
Perry Anderson Loren Behrman Louisa Winkler

Grain or Grass: Which Is Right For You & Your Livestock
Susan Kerr, Washington State University Mount Vernon & Bobbi Lindemulder, Snohomish Conservation District
Susan kerr Bobbi Linemulder
 

See our Past Events page for the full agenda, speaker presentations, resources and links from both the 2013 and 2014 conference.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Rose Burke or call (360) 379-5610 202.

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