Welcome!

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.


2020 Winter Conferences

Grain Growers Conference (click to view conference web page) – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT. Register online today – https://bit.ly/2P7P7f9. Reserve a spot as a Sponsor or Exhibitor by January 10, 2020. View the Sponsor and Exhibitor Reservation form (PDF) or view from the Conference Web Page.

2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference – Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington. Register online today – https://bit.ly/2BR1plT. View the Sponsor and Exhibitor Reservation form (PDF) or from the Conference Web Page. RESERVE your spot today!

No-Till Cover Crop Symposium – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Doubletree by Hilton, South Burlington, VT

Hop Conference – Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Delta Hotels Marriott Burlington, Burlington, VT. Register online today – https://bit.ly/2PlIUwr. View the Sponsor and Exhibitor Reservation form (PDF) or from the Conference Web Page. RESERVE your spot today!

Organic Dairy Producers Conference – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT. Reserve your spot as a Sponsor and/or Exhibitor today. View the Sponsor and Exhibitor Reservation form (PDF) or from the Conference Web Page.

To view the presentations from the 2019 Industrial Hemp Conference, 2018 Grain Growers Conference, or any previous conferences, visit the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Conferences and Events page.


The NEEOGRAIN Virtual Crop Hour

This offer of virtual webinars is being done in collaboration with ACORN, Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network, and the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program.  The NEEOGRAIN Network is an organic grain initiative established to increase networking and collaboration among farmers throughout the northeastern US and eastern Canada. View the webinar details and links to past webinars on the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program Grains web page.


UVM Grain and Hops Quality Analysis Testing Laboratory

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.


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


News

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: https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/NEDryBeanProductionGuide2016.pdf