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2021 KNEADING CONFERENCE

 

July 26-30

Workshops, Demonstrations, & Meaningful Connections That Last a Lifetime

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July 26-30

Full Pass & Single Workshop Tickets Available

All Experience Levels Welcome

2021 Kneading Conference

Join us virtually for our 14th annual celebration of the people transforming our world of grain.

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July 31st
9-3PM

Free to enter, $5 to park

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Maine Artisan Bread Fair

Join us for the 11th annual Maine Artisan Bread Fair held at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. The fair dedicated to all things bread and everything associated with this most ancient and central staple. Enjoy products from 50+ vendors, demonstarations, live music, hot pizza, local brews, and more! 

Inspiring & Empowering Grain Community

 

Our Mission

To inspire & empower people who are building local grain economies. We create connections & share grain traditions & innovations from earth to table.

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Our Vision

We envision a world where local grain economies that are good for people and good for the planet can thrive.

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Our Current Programs

RARE & HERITAGE SEED RESTORATION

Our seed restoration project aims to restore rare and heritage variety grains by turning handfuls of carefully kept seed into commercially viable quantities for farms.

Grain & Baking Education

Our grain and baking education program provides live and online workshops, baking tips, free learning resources, videos, handbooks and more provided by experts in the field.

Supporting Grain Farms

The ability to handle and finish grain to meet top quality standards is critical on farms. This project will purchase equipment and demonstrate its best uses on seven farms throughout Maine.

Kneading Conference & Maine Artisan Bread Fair

The annual conference and fair held in Skowhegan, ME features two full days of intensive workshops on grain topics and hands-on baking experiences where participants rub elbows with the some of the world’s most acclaimed bakers & chefs. 

Grants

The MGA provides funds need-based technical assistance and equipment helping grain-based business owners secure economic opportunities. Most revently, the MGA has offered two rounds of Emergency Relief Funding in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrate Our Incredible Grain Community and Remember All the Fun from Kneading Conferences of the Past

Explore Dozens of Educational & Instructional Videos from MGA

Baking Tips and Recipes from Kneading Conference Presenters

Kneading Conference Photo Galleries by Year

Explore the 2019 Kneading Conference via #KneadingConference2019

Help Us Make A Difference For Grain Businesses In A Time of Need

Support the Maine Grain Alliance As We Support our Community

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