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