This summer, farmers and research partners are hosting in-person field days across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Kansas to showcase Kernza breeding, production, processing, economics, ecosystem services and market development. The 2022 Field Day Press Release contains more information on each field day and the schedule of events. We encourage the public to register for a Kernza … Continue reading 2022 Kernza® Field Days Announced
Kernza® Community Bake by Coral Weinstock and Nicole Tautges In June of 2021, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute provided 50 home bakers around the country with 10 oz. of Kernza® flour, with instructions to experiment with the flour and explore how it tastes and bakes differently than conventional wheat flour. This report showcases the results … Continue reading Kernza® Community Bake
KernzaCAP just released its Year One Annual Report summarizing the project’s activities and accomplishments from September 2020 through September 2021. Collectively, KernzaCAP aims to activate transformational change in agriculture that improves the environment and rural prosperity. Outcomes will include Kernza variety candidates for various regions of the US; best agronomic recommendations for optimizing yield, profitability, … Continue reading Kernza®CAP Releases Year One Annual Report
Capital Journal discusses Kernza®CAP. Jake Jungers, assistant professor in agronomy and plant genetics at the University of Minnesota, is the principal investigator in the project. Valentin Picasso, an associate professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a co-investigator on the project in Wisconsin.
A new episode of the Dirt Rich Podcast was released today! Key collaborators, including Beth Dooley, Jacob Jungers, and Peter and Anne Schwagerl, discuss their work with Katie Feterl from the Farming Association of Minnesota. Listen to the podcast and learn more about the ongoing collaboration to move Kernza® forward at the following link: The … Continue reading The Potential of Perennial Crops & Kernza®
Throughout July and August, farmers and research partners are hosting in-person field days to showcase Kernza across Minnesota and Wisconsin and virtual field days featuring farms in Kansas and Montana. The 2021 Field Day Press Release contains more information on each field day and the schedule of events.
The work on Kernza® was highlighted this weekend in the Star Tribune. Click here to learn more about ongoing work to reduce nitrate levels in sensitive wellhead areas around Minnesota.
As part of the USDA NIFA-supported Kernza®CAP project, The Land Institute (TLI) and UMN Forever Green Initiative (FGI) are soliciting proposals from an individual or firm to support the formation, including legal incorporation, of a multi-stakeholder association or alliance for Kernza® perennial grain growers, supply chain partners, end-users, and other core partners. The group, tentatively dubbed … Continue reading REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Kernza® Stewards Alliance
In January, President Biden issued an Executive Order on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” As part of this process, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requested input from the public. Yesterday, The Land Institute and its collaborators submitted a comment, which can be found here.
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®.