The Northern Grain Growers Association is a “farm grown” organization that started in 2004 and now has over 60 members including growers, malsters, bakers, food system enthusiasts, food business owners, distributors and more! We focus on plant breeding, organic seed saving, variety improvement, and broadly all aspects of grain production – conventional, organic, and in between. 
Read more about our association and find details on how to become a member by clicking here.


2016 Events

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Annual Crops & Soils Field Day at Borderview Farm in Alburgh, VT, 10am to 3:30pm. Our theme this year is “Eat It, Drink It, Feed It, Fuel It: Conducting Food System Research Crop by Crop.” View the Field Day Flyer for event details and Register Today! Join us at our annual field day for a tour throughout our research trials in the morning, enjoy a great catered lunch, and chose your afternoon sessions you wish to attend including visiting our hop yard, innovative equipment, or join a scouting tour. New this year is a Tasting Tent – where you can enjoy Vermont grown products from VT businesses. Become a sponsor for the event as well!
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Summer Farm Meeting at Machia & Sons Dairy, Sheldon, VT. Join NWCS and Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC) at Machia & Sons Dairy to see and learn more about conservation tillage practices, centrifuge P removal system, FNLC tile P removal system project, and manure management. Register online at 2016summerfarmmeeting.eventbrite.com.
  • 2016 Summer Organic Dairy Series – Together, NOFA-VT and UVM Extension are offering four on-farm workshops on organic dairy farms. View our Organic Dairy Series brochure for details and registration information. Dates and topics include:
    – 8/4/16, Integrating Irrigation into your Grazing System, Elysian Fields, Shoreham, VT
    – 8/16/16, Calf Care, Herd Health, and Farm Management with Dr. Guy Jodarski, Franklin Farm, Guilford, VT
    – 8/17/16, Calf Care, Herd Health, and Farm Management with Dr. Guy Jodarski, Bitter Sweet Valley Farm, East Fairfield, VT
    – 9/8/16, Organic Dairy – Infrastructure and Pasture Management, Deberville Dairy, Washington, VT 05675
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Hops and Grains at Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA. Flyer and registration information to follow.
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    The UVM Cereal Grain and Hops Quality Analysis Testing Laboratory  tests for commercial grain, hop analysis and now malting barley analysis. When samples are submitted, please be sure  to send along payment and completed sample submission forms. Cereal grain samples should use this Cereal Grain Submission Form. Hop samples should use this Hop Submission Form. Malting Barley samples should use this Malting Barley Submission Form.