Member Spotlight: The Malt Academy Observes More Than A Decade Of The Growing Craft Malt Industry

By Emily Hutto, RadCraft The Malt Academy, also known as the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), got our industry on its feet.  That’s what Jesse Bussard, the Executive Director of the Craft Maltsters Guild, says about CMBTC’s time-honored contributions to the malting barley and malt industries at large. Their training institute located in Winnipeg,…

2022 Craft Malt Conference Fosters Enthusiasm and Celebration in the Midst of Uncertainty

By Jennifer Breckner, Craft Maltsters Guild Marketing & Events Associate The 2022 virtual Craft Malt Conference kicked off with keynote speaker June Russell (Director of Regional Food Programs at the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming) sharing how she and others built the Northeast regional grainshed from the ground up over her 14 years working…

Field to Bench: Canada Led the Way

By Meghan Howes, Contributing Writer for RadCraft Located at the longitudinal center of North America, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Center (CMBTC) opened in 2000 with Yueshu Li serving as director. “I was the first employee,” Li said with a chuckle. Since then, the Centre has worked with breeders, farmers, seed companies, exporters/importers,…