Jan. 8-9: Rebuilding west side grain economy

grains-logoOLYMPIA, Wash. – Rebuilding a regional grain economy west of the Cascade Mountains will be the focus of the 2016 Cascadia Grains Conference Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9, in Olympia and field-trip sites throughout Thurston County.

Pre-conference registration costs $95. The cost is $115 to register at the door. Registration and more information are available at http://www.cascadiagrains.com.

“The program will focus on regional grains used for three value-added enterprises – brewing and distilling, animal feed as well as baking and other food uses,” said Laura Lewis, Washington State University Jefferson County Extension director.

The conference will include workshops, a resource expo and entry to the Best of the Cascades Tasting Tour, featuring beers and spirits from around the region.

The conference is presented by WSU Extension and Oregon State University. For more information, contact Lewis at laura.lewis@wsu.edu or 360-379-5610.