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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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Economics of Malting Barley Production

Cheryl Thayer, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist

Last Modified: March 31, 2017
Economics of Malting Barley Production

John Hanchar of CCE Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team worked with specialists, producers and others in the malting barley industry to develop enterprise budgets under various conditions -- spring vs. winter varieties, varying tillage practices, standard vs. intensive management, and others. Enterprise budgets comprise: value of production, income; costs of production (variable and fixed inputs); and returns, for example, return above variable costs, and return above total costs.

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.


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Upcoming Events

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and Harvest New York present Artisan Cheeses of Western New York. Western New York is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will give an overview of the cheese-making process and share what artisan cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.
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Cured Meats Workshop

May 31 - June 1, 2017

Ithaca, NY

The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. 
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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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