THE CASCADIA GRAINS CONFERENCE: Revitalizing the local grain economy in the Cascadia Region. Bringing together farmers, bakers, brewers, distillers, brokers, investors, policy-makers and others to help rebuild our regional grain economy.
CASCADIA GRAINS CONFERENCE MISSION
CONNECT: Convene and connect growers, processors, brokers, investors, and policy-makers across the value chain
LEARN: Provide a platform for the latest science, techniques, research, market opportunities and hands-on learning.
GROW: Cultivate an economically viable network of market opportunities for locally-sourced value-added products
“The Cascadia Grains Conference is one of the few venues where farmers, millers, bakers, brewers, distillers, maltsters and processors can all get together in one place and ask ‘how do we make the idea of a local grain economy work?'” – George DePasquale (Essential Baking Company, Seattle, WA)
The Cascadia Bioregion is also referred to as the Pacific Northwest Bioregion and encompasses all of the state of Washington, and portions of Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Yukon, and British Columbia.
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The 2018 conference was presented by WSU Food Systems and proudly supported by Fremont Brewing Company, Old Stove Brewing Company, Shepherd’s Grain and the generosity of many individuals, businesses, and organizations.