Virtual Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

We again hosted the Empire State Barley and Malt Summit virtually on December 16, 2021. The Summit brought together leaders in the New York State malting barley supply chain to provide:

  • Research-based technical updates
  • Best practices for success
  • Supply-chain networking opportunities

The program included keynote speakers Harmonie Bettenhausen (Director, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage) speaking on ‘’Managing malt quality in a difficult year”, and Mark Sorrells (Professor, Cornell University) speaking on “The malting barley variety and seed pipeline: Excelsior Gold and beyond”.  We heard updates on the use of local malts and grains by the state’s brewing and distilling industries. In addition, a panel of New York State grain growers and maltsters  discussed "Next opportunities from farms to malthouses”.


The full agenda is still available, and videos from the event by topic are coming soon.

Videos from the 2020 program are still available! View the agenda and videos from the event by topic. (Look for the Video link after each segment title in the agenda.)