Ardent Mills Tour and Marketing Local Grains




Event Details

Date

June 23, 2023

Time

1pm - 4:30pm

Location

101 Normanskill St
Albany, NY 12202

Host

CCE Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program

Aaron Gabriel Sr
518-380-1496



An Educational and Networking Opportunity

for conventional & organic grain growers, organic grain buyers and ag professionals

  • Tour of Ardent Flour Mill (> 2million pounds/day capacity)
  • Opportunities to sell soft red winter wheat to Ardent Mill
  • Opportunities to sell organic grains to regional buyers
  • Network with Ardent Mills, Milestone Mill, Middle Brook Mill, Vermont Tortilla Company and others
  • Discussion of Wheat, Wheat Grading, Grain Varieties

Free Pre-registration Required.  Info & registration here. or call 518-765-3518.

For program questions or special accommodations, contact, Aaron Gabriel (518-380-1496, adg12@cornell.edu).




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