North Dakota Barley Harvest Tour July 16-18, 2012
If malt is the essence of beer, what are the critical issues involved in the breeding, growing, and processing of the high quality malting barley brewers need?
To help answer that question the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences, the North Dakota Barley Council and the North Dakota Grain Growers Association have organized a barley harvest tour to examine the business of barley production through real time visits to farming and malting operations. During the two-day tour, participants will learn what critical issues are involved in the breeding, growing, and processing of barley, the risks faced by barley growers, and gain an understanding of the climate, culture, infrastructure and research programs in North Dakota barley production regions.
The tour will include visits to a large malting facility, a barley grain elevator facility, the North Dakota State University barley research facilities, a local brewery/restaurant, and several barley grower’s fields and farm operations.
All meals and socials are included, however participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. The tour is sponsored by the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences, the Northern Crops Institute, the North Dakota Barley Council, the North Dakota Grain Growers Association and North Dakota State University.
2012 Barley Harvest Tour Schedule
Monday July 16
Participants travel to Fargo
Social 6:00 PM in Etude Meeting Room at the Ramada Plaza and Suites
Tuesday July 17
Overview of barley breeding and production at the Northern Crops Institute
Tour North Dakota State University barley quality lab, greenhouse and field plots
Tour Cargill Malt Plant in Spiritwood
Barbecue dinner and overnight at the Chieftain Hotel and Conference Center in Carrington
Wednesday July 18
Multiple tour stops at growers’ barley fields and farming operations
Tour Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc. Elevator in Sutton
Closing dinner and brewery tour; Granite City Restaurant
Travel and Lodging
Flights should be booked into Fargo Hector International Airport (701-241-8168; http://www.fargoairport.com/). A free shuttle to the Ramada Plaza and Suites is available and can be contacted on the courtesy phone at Hector International Airport once you arrive. Taxi services include Doyle's Yellow Checker Cab (701) 235-5535 and Lucky 7 Taxi (701) 235-1717.
A block of rooms for Monday and Wednesday nights are available at the Ramada Plaza and Suites in Fargo, at $89 for a standard room and $109 for a 2-room suite. These rooms can be reserved by calling 701-277-9000 and requesting a room in the North Dakota Barley Harvest Tour block. Rooms must be reserved by June 16, 2012. The Ramada Plaza and Suites is located near a shopping mall, Granite City Brewery and Restaurant and other shops and restaurants. The hotel address is 1635 42nd St. S and the website is www.ramadafargo.com
Rooms for Tuesday night will be reserved and pre-paid by the IBMS, at the Chieftain Hotel and Conference Center in Carrington. The non-refundable $100 registration fee will pay for each individual’s room in Carrington. Participants should plan to carry all belongings on the tour bus or check them at the Ramada while overnight in Carrington.
A non-refundable fee of $100 will be charged to cover the cost for the pre-paid hotel rooms in Carrington, ND. The registration deadline is June 25, 2012. To register click here. Payment can be made with credit card or electronic check.
For questions or if you have special dietary or physical requirements contact Karen Hertsgaard 701-231-5384 or Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Specialist - Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences
NDSU 7670, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-5384
Cell Phone: (701) 793-1146
FAX: (701) 231-8474
To see the ND Barley Harvest Brochure click here