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®.
Many collaborators along the supply chain work together to move Kernza® perennial grain forward. Most recently, a coalition of researchers, farmers, educators, industry leaders, policy experts, and climate scientists was awarded a grant through USDA NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems program to scale the research, production, awareness and commercialization of Kernza®. … Continue reading Can the Climate-Friendly Grain Kernza® Finally Hit the Big Time?
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