The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) each year directs member investment into a research grant program supporting its mission to encourage and support production of an adequate supply of high quality malting barley for the malting, brewing, distilling and food industries. Much of the work funded seeks to develop new, more competitive malting barley varieties, and to develop a better understanding of how to manage the crop to yield high quality.
Industry leaders recognize the importance of AMBA’s investment, and we are excited to share two examples of how supplemental funding has been secured to further support our mission.
- Proximity Malt has pledged $5,100; they, along with other brewing friends and partners, have secured funds through the Dave Kuske Memorial Fund to be directed towards the barley breeding program at Virginia Tech.
- Bell’s/New Belgium Brewing Co. and the Michigan Brewers Guild each pledged $1,000; to be directed to the barley research program at Michigan State University.
If you have interest in making an investment in malting barley research, reach out to Ashley to learn how to leverage our grant program to make that happen.