The Cascadia Grains Conference was launched in the summer of 2012 by a group of researchers at WSU interested in bringing the full grain value chain together to learn, make connections, and energize regional grain growing and those making end-use products in Cascadia’s breweries, distilleries, bakeries, feed mills etc.  Over the years the annual event has grown in size and scope and in 2015 nearly 300 participants gathered in Olympia, WA to discuss our grain-shed.

At this time the 2016 conference is in its planning stages. Stay tuned for more information. Each conference features sessions on growing grains, processing & milling grains, brewing, malting & distilling, animal feed, business network development & branding, and hands-on baking classes. For details about speakers, sessions, presentations and more go to our Past Events tab.


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

8:40-8:55 am – Welcome Address

9:00am-10:20am – SESSION 1

10:30am-11:50am – SESSION 2

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

1:20pm- 2:40pm – SESSION 3

2:50pm-3:50pm – SESSION 4

4:00pm- 5:00pm – SESSION 5

5:10pm- 6:10pm – SESSION 6

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)

See our Past Events page for the full agenda, speaker presentations, resources and links from the 20132014, and 2015 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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