Carey Institute for Global Good – Farm Brewing Workshop, February 16, 2013

The Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville hosted a farmer-brewer workshop on growing, processing and procuring barley for craft brewing in New York State on Saturday, February 16. The day-long workshop focused on farm-brewing and barley crop production in New York State including the initiatives that need to take place in order to maximize in-state production.

As Governor Cuomo is aggressively supporting New York State agriculture and exploring innovative ways to encourage farm-based enterprises in New York State the Carey Center is actively supporting Gov. Cuomo and the market for NYS-grown barley is expanding, especially with the passage of the Farm Brewery Legislation last year; however the lack of infrastructure makes it difficult to meet the demand.