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.

Upcoming Events

    Harvesting and Malting Barley – Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

    Join us, University of Vermont Extension and Andrew Peterson of Peterson Quality Malt, on August 22, 2017 to visit the facility and tour the nearby barley fields. We will start the workshop promptly at 11:00 a.m. at Andrew Peterson’s barley fields on the Van De Weert farm on Route 7 in Ferrisburg. We will discuss barley harvesting and processing for malt production. At noon, we will travel to Peterson Quality Malt for lunch and to tour the facility to learn about malting small grains and grain quality requirements necessary for producing high quality malt.

    The event is free but pre-registration is required so we can plan for the day and lunch. Register online at https://petersonmaltingbarley.eventbrite.com or contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu.



Northeast Dry Bean Production Guide Now Available

Thanks to a grant from Northeast SARE, we have developed a guide on growing, harvesting, and storing dry beans for Northeast growing conditions.

See the guide at: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/NEDryBeanProductionGuide2016.pdf


Click here to view the Preliminary Results from our 2016 Winter Wheat Variety Trials, which evaluated 34 winter wheat varieties.


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.