Greg Roth and the Penn State Ag Extension halped the SeedSpark Project get started in 2015 with only 5 ounces of seed. Mark Antle joined him to work on the project in 2017.
Ryan Faytak has partnered with Altered State Distillery to grow Keystone Rosen rye for their use in the far NW corner of the state- Erie County.
Coming in 2023, a new distillery built on historic foundations. Iron City will be growing 250 acres of Keystone Rosen rye to harvest in summer 2023. Distiller Matt Strickland will be making only heritage grain whiskeys.
Joshua Ramsburg is working a six acre plot of land on scared ground in Gettysburg. He began growing Keystone Rosen rye for Mason Dixon Distillery in 2021.
In 2022-2023, we are including several new partners: R-K Creekside Farms, Chestnut Ridge Farm/Timber Service LLC, Wright Farming Inc., Royer Mountain Farm & Martch (Organic) Farm.