Ohio Small Grains Checkoff

Ohio Malt Barley

In 2017, the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association voted to form a Malt Barley Committee to assist Ohio farmers interested in growing malt barley. Winter malting barley is new to Ohio and today, the Malt Barley Committee continues to work to assist farmers with important issues facing this emerging crop.

One of our current major initiatives is crop insurance. This important item continues to be a focus area for the Malt Barley Committee. To date, the committee has met with the Risk Management Agency (RMA) at USDA to work toward granting Contract Malting Barley Coverage for Ohio counties in 2019. Contract Malting Barley coverage allows farmers to protect malt barley to a value that is closer to what will be produced for malt houses.

Resources

Ohio Malt Barley Committee Members

  • Bryan Bush, Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program
  • Mark Hoorman,¬† Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program
  • Jed Bower, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
  • Jon Miller, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
  • Victor Thorne, Origin Malt
  • Katie Murphy, Origin Malt
  • Tom Ramsey, Barley Seed Growers
  • Tim Debolt, Barley Seed Growers
  • John Armstrong, Barley Seed Growers
  • Jamie Arthur, Barley Producer
  • Scott Metzger, Barley Producer
  • Keith Truckor, Barley Producer
  • Sam Yarian, Barley Producer
  • Dr. Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University Researcher
  • Dr. Eric Stockinger, Ohio State University Researcher
  • Dr. Pierce Paul, Ohio State University Researcher
  • Dr. Steve Culman, Ohio State University Researcher
  • Joanie Grimes, Crop Insurance
  • Dave Scheiderer, Ag Business/Support
  • Joe Nester, Ag Business/Support
  • JD Bethel, Ag Business/Support
  • Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension
  • Ohio Corn & Wheat Staff
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