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Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, 405 SE Spokane Street, Pullman, WA
July 11th Welcome Party at Paradise Creek Trailside Taproom July 12th Educational Sessions at the University of Idaho Commons July 13th Experiences Sessions starting at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
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About the event

Join us for the Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference, a two-day experience July 12th & 13th in Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA. This two day conference features educational sessions on Friday, July 12, at the U of I Commons and your choice of four experiential sessions on Saturday, July 13 starting at the WSU Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. Taste, learn, explore and celebrate all things grain with a focus on sustainable agricultural practices, regional economic development and the delicious potential of a local grain economy. Throughout the weekend be on the lookout for participating restaurants and breweries, as well as add-on experiences and dinners that celebrate all the delicious flavors of our regional grains. Turn a commodity into a community: celebrate regional grains! Register by June 14th and save $15

In its 1st year, the Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference is a bi-state conference hosted by Washington State University, with support from University of Idaho Extension and a broad base of industry, community and economic stakeholders.  The purpose of the conference is to support the development of terroir-based, artisan grain value chains for emerging specialty markets in the Inland Northwest.

July 11: Kickoff dinner and party at Paradise Creek Brewery

Paradise Creek Brewery and Open Range Gourmet Food Truck welcome you to PCB’s Trailside Taproom and Production Facility. Along with a couple of pints of craft-brewed beer, you will enjoy a hearty meal cooked to order, made with locally sourced ingredients. Try the widely distributed hyper-local Kugar Kolsch and meet the grower, maltster and brewer while you tour the brewery.

July 12: Educational Sessions + Add-on Dinner in Moscow, ID

A full day of educational sessions will take place at the University of Idaho Commons in Moscow, ID. Panels and speakers cover topics including sustainable grain growing practices, developing varieties, working with whole and novel grain flours in baking, cultural significance of grain, creating consumer demand and marketing your artisan grains business. A local grain breakfast and lunch are included in the price of admission. Participants can register for hands-on baking classes for an extra charge. Dinner and pub crawl on your own in participating restaurants in Moscow and Pullman, or a FRIDAY NIGHT ARTISAN GRAINS DINNER at Maialina Pizzeria where you can explore the delicious terroir of local grains in a full-course meal alongside plant breeders and chefs.

July 13: Experiential Sessions starting in Pullman, WA

The last day of the Conference will start at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on the WSU Campus and include a welcoming address and local grain breakfast. From there participants can choose from four hands-on experiences including:

1. BREWING TOUR: Joseph’s Grainery, Linc Malt, and Paradise Creek Brewery

2. TERROIR OF PLACE FROM SEED TO PLATE: Breeding for the Palouse

3. HOMEBREWING WORKSHOP with Moscow Brewing and Hunga Dunga and

4. DIVERSIFIED GRAIN: Seed to Sip with the Sustainable Seed Systems Lab and Hunga Dunga.

All experiences include transportation and lunch as well as a light breakfast. Dinner and pub crawl on your own in participating restaurants in Moscow and Pullman.

Registration and more information about the two-day conference events are available at Early Bird Registration for Friday, July 12, is $65 and $80 for those registering at the door. For Saturday, July 13, the price is $50 and includes breakfast, lunch and transport. Work trade and farmer scholarships are available.

For more information contact Aba Kiser, Project Manager at 360-379-5610 ext 211or


Abigail Kiser