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Thursday, June 4, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mountain Research Station, Waynesville 
Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NCJoin us for field tours of bread wheat and malting barley at two mountain agriculture research stations.  We will visit bread wheat trials in Waynesville at the Mountain Research Station, and learn about varieties that perform well in the southeast, how they are grown, and what end uses these varieties have in the state (bread, whiskey, beer).  Then, we will meet back up at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River for lunch and a tour of two malting barley trials at the station.  There we will learn about malting barley varieties for the Southeast and work being done to improve varieties and production.  We will hear from owners of a local malting facility on how the barley is used and what the future may be for malt and breweries in NC.  Finally, we will take a tour of the Sierra Nevada brewing facility - where some local malted barley is used in beer production.  

Please register on-line: or by contacting Molly Hamilton at 828-628-2675 or
Registration is restricted to 30 for lunch and the brewery tour.  Spaces will fill fast.

This program is hosted by NC State University, Henderson County Cooperative Extension, and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and supported by Carolina Ground, Riverbend Malt House and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.