Getting Started

Although barley is a highly adaptable crop, it requires intensive management to reach a level of quality required for the malting process. Both winter barley and spring barley can be grown in Michigan, although winter barley is better suited for the southern part of the state, while spring barley is a better match for the northern half of the state. Below are some publications and links to help get you started.

Sign up for the Malting Barley Listserv

Sign up for the Winter 2021 Virtual Happy Hour Series