About AMBA

The leader in improvement, development, and understanding of malting barley

The Goals of the American Malting Barley Association are to:

  • Foster and support research that develops public sector malting barley varieties with higher yields and improved traits that mitigate production risk factors, increase acceptance rates, and enhance crop competitiveness

  • Inform and advocate for favorable farm programs, agricultural policies that mitigate production risks, and funding for research

  • Provide a unified industry voice on matters impacting barley

Supported By 60+
Member Companies

Our Team

Meet Our People


Scott Heisel

Vice President

Ashley McFarland


Leonard Lee

Senior Global Category Manager for Grains and Energy at Brown-Forman


Shannon Ambrosio

Senior Manager of Golden Malting at Molson Coors Beverage Company

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AMBA is a registered 501(c)6, a professional trade organization that serves the interest of our members.

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