2021 Kernza® Call series rundown By Colin Cureton, Commercialization Team, UMN Forever Green Partnership A recent call series in February of 2021 for Kernza® Perennial grain stakeholders in the Upper Midwest covered a lot of ground in sharing the current state of Kernza® research, commercial activity, and Kernza®’s future direction. The calls were hosted by … Continue reading 2021 Kernza® Call Series Rundown
Kernza® now qualifies as a “Harvestable Cover” under the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District 2021 Cost Share Policies. This provision is based off the grain’s ability to improve water quality in waterways with elevated nitrogen-nitrate levels. Under Dakota SWCD’s policy, harvestable covers must be a new operational practice or implemented in a new … Continue reading Dakota County Kernza® Cost Share
This interview is part of a series that highlights the work of various individuals and organizations within the Kernza® network. Through these interviews, we aim to share and celebrate that there is a large and ever-changing ecosystem that moves Kernza® perennial grain forward. If you would like your organization’s work to be featured in an … Continue reading Interview with Anna Westerbergh
A team from University of Minnesota took first place in the American Society of Baking’s Product Development Contest. The theme for the competition was “Sustainability – Caring for our future” and the prompt was to develop a bakery product that highlights upcycled ingredients and is shelf-stable at room temperature for at least 14 days. … Continue reading ReToast: an Upcycled Kernza® Snack
Now Hiring: Post-Doctoral Associate Social Sustainability in Supply Chains POSITION SUMMARY The UMN Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics and Green Lands Blue Waters seek to hire a full-time proactive, dynamic Postdoctoral Researcher to study social aspects of sustainability in supply chains for novel crops that provide continuous living crop cover in agricultural landscapes, namely Kernza® Perennial Grain, … Continue reading Post-Doctoral Associate Social Sustainability in Supply Chains
Ben Penner is a grower and direct marketer of Kernza® perennial grain. Learn more about his farm and why he grows Kernza® in the video below, the first in a series from Great River Greening! Penner also collaborates on the Kernza®Cap project, with a focus on developing supply chains and economic drivers for Kernza®.
This interview is part of a series which highlights the work of various individuals and organizations within the Kernza® network. Through these interviews, we aim to share and celebrate that there is a large and ever-changing ecosystem that moves Kernza® perennial grain forward. If you would like your organization’s work to be featured in an … Continue reading Interview with Madeline Dubois
Thank you to all the citizen science participants who cooked or baked with Kernza® perennial grain and filled out the survey. Please find a summary of the survey results here. There will also be an opportunity to test recipes with a partner, a project that will culminate with the creation of a community e-cookbook. Please … Continue reading Cooking with Kernza® Survey Results
For the first time, the opportunity to purchase Kernza® Perennial Grain on the open market is available! This means that licensed Kernza® handlers and manufacturers may purchase directly from licensed growers. Click here for more information.
Multi-state Coalition Aims to Advance Agriculture by Driving Research, Education and Adoption of KernzaⓇ, the first U.S. Perennial Grain Crop St. Paul, MN — A multi-state coalition of researchers, farmers, educators, industry leaders, policy experts, and climate scientists was recently awarded a competitive 5-year, $10 million grant through USDA NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s … Continue reading Improving the Environment, Igniting Rural Prosperity