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.

2019 Winter Conferences

Join us at the 2019 15th Annual Grain Growers Conference, Thursday, March 28, The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT
Register today at www.regonline.com/2019grainconference

9th Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference, Thursday, March 14, Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT
Register today at www.regonline.com/2019organicdairy

Industrial Hemp Conference (click to view brochure), Friday, February 8, Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT

To view the presentations from this 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!


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