Sustainable food publication FoodPrint spoke with Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing, Luke Peterson of A-Frame Farm, Todd Olander of Root Shoot Malting, Alex Heilman of Mad Agriculture, and Tessa Peters, Director of Crop Stewardship at The Land Institute, to better understand the popularity of Kernza® in craft beer and the role of breweries in showcasing … Continue reading FoodPrint Covers Breweries Innovating With Kernza and Market Development Efforts
With more and more food and beverage companies using Kernza® for its unique flavor and environmental benefits, a wide variety of perennial grain products are now available for you to taste. By trying products made with Kernza®, you are directly supporting research efforts that push for an agricultural system that champions clean water, healthy soil, … Continue reading New Kernza food & drink products proliferate
Across the Fence, a University of Vermont Extension-based television program, released a video discussing Kernza’s journey from a wild, central Asian grass to a perennial grain found on farms and research stations, with an emphasis on the grain’s perennial nature, benefits to soil health, climate-resilient characteristics, and the NSF-funded project that is allowing the University of … Continue reading Vermont Kernza Research Receives Spotlight
In an article covering alternatives to corn and soybean production in the Midwest, The West Central Tribune featured discussions with Kernza growers and partners, including the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative, Perennial Promise Growers Cooperative, and A-Frame Farm, all of whom are working to build out markets for the crop and diversify agricultural landscapes … Continue reading Kernza offers an alternative for growers in the Midwest
The Star Tribune, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based regional newspaper, published an article discussing Kernza’s status as a commercial crop, challenges in matching demand with supply, current products on the market, legislative support for the perennial grain, and collaborative breeding efforts to increase its yield, perenniality, and adoption on agricultural landscapes. Photo Credit: Angelina Katsanis, Star Tribune
Co-founder Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing was a guest on the Drink Beer, Think Beer podcast with John Holl, in which she speaks on the brewery’s symbiosis with local and regional grainsheds, the desire to establish an organic brewers alliance, collaboration with the Artisan Grain Collaborative, University of Minnesota, and The Land Institute, and their … Continue reading Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl: Ep. 191 – Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing
Gwen Williams and Tahir Sandhu, co-owners of Artisan Naan Bakery in Saint Cloud, MN, sat down with the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) on the Ag Innovation News Podcast to discuss the process of starting their local food business and innovating with Kernza® perennial grain in their naan as part of a pilot project with AURI. … Continue reading Naan: Garlic and cheese and berries. Oh, my!
The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) spoke with Dr. Peter Kleinman, a soil scientist and research leader at the ARS Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research Unit in Ft. Collins, CO, for their “Under the Microscope” series to discuss the crop’s characteristics and the push to perennialize cropping systems in the US.
Sophia Skelly, former Upper Midwest Hub Coordinator at The Land Institute, released a blog post through ReGen Brands discussing key findings from the Kernza commercialization process over the past several years and considerations for the future of these efforts, from deeper engagement with consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to the development of new and specific market … Continue reading 5 Lessons Learned from Commercializing Kernza®
Nicole Tautges, an agroecologist at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in southeastern Wisconsin and a member of the perennial grain research community, discusses the use of Kernza in corn-soybean rotations in the Midwest to protect soil and water quality, reduce labor by growers, and increase field savings. Video courtesy of Lessiter Media