7th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School
Online via Zoom
The 7th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School will feature expert speakers on grain storage management, a farmer panel to share expertise on grain storage, and expert speakers on heritage corn and small grain varieties. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany and Ulster Counties are holding this online meeting in four sessions on February 18 & 25, 2021. Online meetings have proved to be a great way for participants to learn from experts and ask questions. Help for folks new to online meetings will be provided. Registration is free, but you must register at https://tinyurl.com/CCEGrainSchool2021
Grain storage management requires understanding grain, moisture, temperature, storage structures and systems. Fortunately, the basic principles of sanitation, loading grain, aeration, and monitoring (SLAM) apply to all storage systems. Dr. Sam McNeill, Univ. of Tennessee, a respected expert in grain storage, will review SLAM and give an update on new technologies for SLAM. Ken Wise, NYS IPM, will show us common grain storage pest insects and explain how to manage them. A panel of three progressive New York grain farmers will share their expertise in storing food and feed grains, certified seed, and managing organic grain storage. Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University Extension Field Engineer, will discuss “Above Average Grain Storage Management”. Lastly, Cornell experts share their expertise with heritage, ancient, and special varieties of corn and small grains.
As the local grain economy grows, people are re-discovering varieties from the past that bring rich flavor to breads, tortillas, brews and other foods. Learn which varieties are adapted to the Northeast and how to find them. Registration information includes help with Zoom, if you are new to it.