The 2018 Program is forthcoming in early December, please check back then! Join our mailing list to get up-to-the-minute updates on our progress.

Read more about June Russell, our keynote speaker for 2018:


June Russell of the NYC Greenmarket Regional Grains Project to be 2018 Cascadia Grains Keynote Speaker

ABOUT JUNE RUSSELL: June grew up in Southwest Michigan’s famed Fruit Belt and has spent over twenty-five years in numerous capacities within the food business, from baker to chef to café and bar manager.

She has advocated on behalf of farmers and small producers throughout her career. June came to Greenmarket, GrowNYC in 2004 and learned the market system through managing several neighborhood-based markets across the City. Since 2007 she has been the organization’s Farm Inspections Manager and has traveled extensively within the region, visiting producer farms and production facilities. These experiences have given her the background and insight to think strategically on behalf of growers and on re-building a regional food system. Her recent work on facilitating the production of grains and processing in the region highlights Greenmarket’s capacity to be a progressive force in driving farm viability in the Northeast.

June spearheads Greenmarket’s Regional Grains Project, which works collaboratively with researchers, farmers, processors, bakers, distillers, brewers, chefs and consumers to foster a thriving regional grains economy. Read More About the NYC Greenmarkets Regional Grains Project Here.


ABOUT THE CASCADIA GRAINS CONFERENCE HISTORY: 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.



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See our Past Events page for the full agenda, speaker presentations, resources and links from the 20132014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 conference.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs two weeks prior to the event who contact Aba Kiser or call 360-531-0312.

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Revitalizing a Grain Economy in the Cascadia Region

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