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Barley and Malt Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective Course

Barley and Malt Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective Course
September 30-October 3, 2019
Northern Crops Institute
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 16th, 2019


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Course Overview:

This 3.5 day short course was developed to provide an intensive overview of the many factors impacting barley and malt quality from the field to the Brewhouse.  Lectures, discussion sessions and participatory laboratory demonstrations will provide participants with the knowledge to understand malt processing and to effectively interpret barley and malt analyses.  This in an excellent opportunity to learn from a group of internationally recognized experts assembled from industry, academics and government.

Who Should Attend:

The information provided in this course will be beneficial to managers, supervisors, technicians, agronomists and others involved in the production, storage and marketing of malting barley, as well as those involved the production of malt products including plant operations, maintenance, product development, quality assurance, and sales.

Program Organizers:

The Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences (IBMS) was founded in March 2006 as a center of excellence to disseminate the research and educational activities with barley and malt at North Dakota State University. Barley has long been an important part of North Dakota agriculture, and the state has ranked as a top-tier producer of barley since the 1930’s.  Immigrants brought barley to the Dakota Territory in the 1880’s, and University researchers began testing varieties shortly after the founding of North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 1890.  The modern Barley Variety Improvement Program began in 1947, and today, NDSU has numerous faculty and staff members who work on diverse areas of barley research and extension.

The Northern Crops Institute (NCI), founded in 1979, is a collaborative effort among the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana to promote, develop and market crops grown in the northern great plains.  NCI is an international meeting and learning center the unites customers, commodity traders and academic experts.  NCI has been offering the Barley and Malt Quality short course on a semi-annual basis for over 30 years. 


Registration Fee is $650.00

Registration Discount: A $100.00 discount is available for participants who attended the Barley-to-Beer: A Field Perspective course held at NCI July 22-25, 2019.  Emails are sent to those eligible; however, if you are eligible, but did not receive an email, send inquiries to

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Monday, September 16th, 2019

For your course fee, you will also receive access to course materials, transportation during the course, and some of the meals. Travel expenses and hotel are the responsibility of the registered participants.

To pay by credit card or with an electronic check for the course, register below:

To pay by check, fill out this form. Mail the form with your check to Northern Crops Institute (address below). Checks must be payable to Northern Crops Institute and drawn on a United States bank.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enroll early. This course is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. All courses are contingent upon sufficient enrollment numbers. Do not make travel reservations until NCI confirms that the course will be offered. If NCI is forced to cancel this course due to insufficient number of participants, dangerous weather or other circumstances, we will immediately notify all registrants and provide a full refund within 10 business days.

Should you request to cancel your registration prior to the registration deadline, NCI will provide a refund, less a 10% processing charge.  Cancellation requests received after the registration deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

Substitutions for registered participants are allowed if NCI is notified three days prior to the start of the course.


A reduced registration fee is available to groups of three or more from the same company. Please email for more details.


Daily complimentary transportation will be provided between Northern Crops Institute and the Radisson Hotel Fargo. Parking is also available in the NCI and T-2 lots on the NDSU Campus. A map of these two lots can be found here. Please request a parking pass when arriving at NCI. Parking is also available at the Radisson Hotel Fargo parking ramp for a daily charge of $7.00.


Northern Crops Institute has reserved a block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel Fargo. Make your reservation via the link below, or call the hotel directly. The room block closes on Monday, September 8th, 2019. Reservations made after are subject to availability and price increase. Please note that hotel rooms ARE NOT included in the course registration fee.

Radisson Hotel Fargo
201 Fifth Street North, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: (701) 232-7363
Single Room Rate: $106.00 + 10.5% tax/night

Anyone qualifying for state rate may show their credentials upon check-in and have their rate reduced to $84.60 + taxes/night.


The course is offered in a non-smoking environment. You are welcome to wear casual business attire. If you have questions or special needs (dietary or physical requirements), please contact:

Northern Crops Institute
NDSU Dept. 7400
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050 USA
Phone: 701-231-7736
Fax: 701-231-7235


Northern Crops Institute is an international center for meeting and learning about crops produced in the four-state region of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. Situated on the campus of North Dakota State University, Northern Crops Institute exists as a forum to bring together customers, commodity traders, technical experts, processors and producers from all points of the globe for discussion, education and technical service programs. Since 1983, the Institute has hosted visitors from more than 135 countries.

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity Institution. This publication will be made available in alternative formats upon request (701-231-7736).