December 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm #583
Connecting people in production and allowing for an open channel for developing knowledge is a core aspect of our cooperatives mission statement: “Developing and supporting the local grain farmers and craft maltsters, through product sales, purchasing, educational outreach, best practices in production, grain handling routines and certification of the members and their crafted malt qualities through a democratic and open environment”.
We have recently developed this “craft forum” for all of our members and interested parties, enabling them to freely discuss all aspects of the craft production value chain. This forum is similar to most social media platforms, allowing members/users to develop individual profiles, freely interact with other users and also to upload images/videos, open topics, discussions and online educational courses and resources. The ability for our members to connect with all aspects of the production process and highlight their own growing, malting and brewing requirements, will be of great benefit to the end product.
All topics are quick to search and follow up on, and the forum will be suitable for any mobile device.
This site will be administered through the cooperative`s founding members and will have a group of industry mentors/specialists available online to assist in answering important questions and threads.
On a monthly basis new topics will be started and craft production methods and practices will be promoted and shared. This will include discussions on varietal selection for the farmers, recipes in the malting process for our maltsters and brewing tips for the craft brewing members and their community.
This site will be launched and opened in January 2016.
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