Local Grains
Local Grains

2019 Southeastern Grain Gathering

2019 Southeastern Grain Gathering

2019 Southeastern Grain Gathering

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We hope you were able to join us September 15-16, 2019 in Lexington, KY for a celebration and learning exchange of grains from our Southeast region. Farmers, millers, bakers, chefs, researchers, maltsters, brewers, distillers and consumers – from producers to end users – built a  community and conversation around small grain value chains in our region. This event was designed to guide the next steps in building a local grain movement in the Southeast, and featured:

  • Hands-on baking demonstrations and classes
  • Conversations about building local grain value chains
    • including “farm-to-loaf” and “farm-to-bottle connections”
  • Networking opportunities for producers, processors, end users, and consumers.

All of the primary activities and workshops occurred at:

UK Horticulture Research Farm, 4321 Emmert Farm Lane, Lexington, KY

Images from the event are available for viewing at this LINK 

Also, Check out this Rye Value Chain VIDEO from the event 

Stay Tuned for details on the 2021 Southeastern Grain Gathering!


Thank you to our sponsors below:

Maker's Mark


University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment


Freedom Run Farm


James B. Beam Institute


John Conti Gourmet Specialty Coffee


Sixteen Bricks Artisan Bakehouse


Brown Forman

Kentucky Proud


Southern SARE: Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education


The Berry Center


Great Bagel and Bakery


College of Agriculture, Food and Environment


Kentucky Small Grain Growers' Association


Bluegrass Baking Co.

The Food Connection


Capriole Inc


College of Agriculture, Food and Environment


WG Estate Grown Grains


Visit Lex


McAlister Stone

University of Kentucky Vice President for Research


Creation Gardens


Marksbury Farm Market


Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese

Contact Information

Dave Van Sanford, Ph.D.
Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences

327 Plant Science Building Lexington, KY 40506-0312