**Please note that due to the July 4 holiday, our next small grains shared learning call will be held June 28.**
Craft breweries and distilleries demand more and more local grain every year and there's a lot of curiosity about what it takes to grow grains like barley for a small brewery or malt house.
Our next shared learning call,
on June 28 from noon-1 p.m., will feature Nate Gieseke, who farms near Mankato, Minnesota. Nate was one of the first producers to grow barley for Schell's, a brewery based in New Ulm, Minnesota, when it had just started to source local grain for its beer. Nate's next project is launching a distillery in New Ulm.
During the call, Nate will share his experience working with a brewery and his own process of launching a distillery start-up. We'll hear his unique perspective as both a farmer and an entrepreneur.
To join the call, dial (605) 313-5784 and enter passcode 239000# on Friday, June 28 at noon.