Small Grains Trials

Our small grains trials are designed to help farmers respond to the emerging market demand for locally grown grains in the food and beverage industry. The Farm Hub has planted multiple varieties of barley and wheat as part of a field rotation to study best growing practices and appropriate varieties for the region’s climate. In 2015 we hosted the third annual Hudson Valley Small Grains field day, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. The day gave Cornell researchers a chance to present the trial plots to local farmers.