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Farm-Based BeveragesSince 2012, New York State has supported the craft beverage industry by working to cut red tape, increase demand for locally grown farm products, and expand industry-related tourism and economic development. With a growing demand for locally grown inputs, many types of new markets have developed and continue to develop for NY's farmers. In response to this growth, research and education efforts are increasing as members of the farm-based beverage supply chains continues to expand. Harvest NY specialists strive to identify the challenges within these growing markets and work with researchers, production specialists, industry, and policy makers to overcome these barriers.




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Malting Barley Alternative Markets

Cheryl Thayer, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist

Last Modified: March 27, 2017
Malting Barley Alternative Markets

What will you do if the malting barley you've grown does not meet the specs of your maltster? Plan ahead for an alternative market for rejected barley. This can help minimize economic losses if the crop is rejected based on grain quality. Using barley as an animal feed as a portion of finishing rations for beef cattle is a good option as well as including it in a dairy cow ration -- barley is a comparable substitute for corn.

This flyer will provide information about market opportunities for rejected barley and potential buyers.

Quality Testing Available through Hartwick College

Elizabeth Newbold, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist

Last Modified: June 28, 2016
Quality Testing Available through Hartwick College

Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage now provides quality testing services in New York. The testing lab provides convenient, reliable and affordable barley quality, beer quality, hop quality, and malt quality testing.

Cornell Malting Barley Resources -- Breeding Program, Variety Trials, Research

Elizabeth Newbold, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist

Last Modified: April 4, 2016
Cornell Malting Barley Resources -- Breeding Program, Variety Trials, Research

Cornell University has started a malting barley breeding program, is conducting variety trials across the state, and is engaged in research to reduce disease and mycotoxin contamination.  


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Upcoming Events

HACCP/Food Safety Plans

April 13 - April 14, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Watertown, NY

This course is designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your operation. It is ideally suited for plant/corporate management, production, QA/QC, engineering, maintenance, and sanitation personnel.
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Manure Handling and Storage Workshop

April 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Arcade, NY

Local farms and agency representatives with manure handling questions and concerns are invited to join Harvest New York for this in-depth workshop on manure handling and storage. 
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Lamb Processing and Cooking 2.0

April 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cobleskill, NY

Use the whole lamb...not just cutting...cooking too!
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Announcements

Alternative Markets for Malting Barley

What will you do if the malting barley you've grown does not meet the specs of your maltster? Plan ahead for an alternative market for rejected barley. This can help minimize economic losses if the crop is rejected based on grain quality 

Harvest NY, together with CCE Erie County, has put together an informative flyer about Malting Barley Alternative Markets. The publication covers market opportunities for rejected barley and potential buyers. Read more...

Upcoming Beef, Lamb, and Pork Processing Workshops

Harvest New York, in collaboration with SUNY Cobleskill, is offering workshops for animal producers on Beef, Lamb and Pork processing to maximize profit! Read more...

Western NY Food Hub looking for produce farmers!

Eden Valley Growers (EVG) is opening their doors to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Dubbed the Western NY Food Hub, this business diversification will provide qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets. Based in Erie County, EVG is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food and the considerable assets the cooperative has, both in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they are eager to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce. Click HERE to see more information.

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