Sep 9, 2018

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Tue, September 25, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Please join GrowNYC and the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project for this very special event exploring the region’s first hull-less barley. This gathering will give professionals in the food and beverage sector, especially those with a keen interest in the development of regionally grown grains, the chance to learn how to work with an exciting new type of one of the oldest known domesticated crops.

Come hear about the first-year harvest of barley variety trials being grown as part of the three-year grant project, “Developing Multi-use Naked Barley for Organic Farming Systems,” from GRGP and its research partners at Oregon State University and Cornell University. Taste malt “teas” with OSU’s Brigid Meints. Learn about varieties like the aptly named “buck” and “streaker,” and sample the culinary creations of food and crop scientist Dr. Andrew Ross of OSU.

Originally cultivated for human consumption, barley has become important for many uses over the millennia and is prized for its versatility. Its three main uses today are feed, food and malting. Barley is the fourth most important cereal crop in the world and the second most widely grown organic small grain in the United States. Through these trials and sensory evaluations, GRGP and its partners are working to bring new viable barley varieties to market, giving our farmers more options to diversify crops, and a broader palate of flavors for chefs, bakers and brewers to experiment with.




Sep 9, 2018

Learn about the history of beer and barley with this animated timeline from Oregon's Agricultural Progress, published by Oregon State University.


Mar 3, 2018

"Buck" Naked barley features in the USDA NIFA "Fresh from the Field" newsletter on February 22, 2018. Read the article and watch the video from 24H News at

Feb 2, 2018

Oregon State University is leading a five-state initiative researching naked barley as a viable organic crop. ´╗┐January 30, 2018: Article in the Capital Press by George Plaven. ´╗┐Read the article at

Jan 1, 2018

Article on the Oregon State University Extension website by Chris Branam about the release of "Buck" naked barley--the first fall planted naked barley bred for the Pacific Northwest. Read the article here.

Jan 1, 2018

 New "Buck" Naked Barley: Food Feed Brew. Article by Rosie Itzlar. American Society of Agronomy. January 17, 2018.