Event Details

Date

December 16 - December 17, 2019

Location

Holiday Inn
441 Electronics Pkwy
Liverpool, NY 13088

Host

Cornell CALS and Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cheryl Thayer
607-592-9507

Pre-Registration Deadline: December 11, 2019

EVENT HAS PASSED

2019 Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

December 16 - December 17, 2019

2019 Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

We are thrilled to announce that the 3rd Empire State Barley and Malt Summit: The Value in Local will be December 16-17 2019! The Summit will bring together leaders in the New York State malting barley supply chain to provide:
  • Research-based technical updates
  • Best practices for success
  • Supply-chain networking opportunities
Where?
Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool, NY 13088

When?
December 16th and 17th, 2019

Who Should Attend?
  • New York State malting barley growers and malt house operators
  • Small grains growers interested in malting barley as a new crop
  • Brewers and distillers that wish to better understand the growing and malting processes
  • Industry support providers that work with growers, maltsters, and brewers
Want to Know More?
The full program and registration is available! Register by December 11th!




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