Carey Institute for Global Good Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Expanding Small Grains Market

RENSSELAERVILLE – The market for small grains is expanding—what are the hurdles and opportunities — for production of these grains in the hill towns. Local brewers and distillers will meet for farm-to-glass collaboration in the Capital Region during this roundtable discussion organized by the Carey Center’s Farm Brewing Project.

“This will be a great discussion for anyone who is interested in producing small grains or those who own or operate a craft brewery growing their own grains,” said Carol Ash, President of the Carey Center for Global Good. “This discussion is funded in part with a grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Anyone interested in learning more about small grains from the Albany County hill towns and nearby communities is welcome to attend.”

WHO:           Carey Center for Global Good

WHAT:        The discussion will include:

  • A snapshot of the Capital Region’s craft beverage market.
  • An update on Carey Center Farm Brewing Project.
  • Two local farmers who will report on barley field trials.
  • Mark Sorrells of Cornell’s Plant Division on seed varieties and risk of disease.
  • Two local entrepreneurs on small grains processing in the Capital Region.

WHEN:        Monday, August 12 at 6:45pm

WHERE:     Carey Center for Global Good, 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147

For more information call Rebecca Platel at 518.797.5100 or email