Agweek covers how Alexandria High School in Minnesota is planting test plots to help its ag students learn more about Kernza, which has been getting some buzz in recent years for its multiple uses as a forage, a grain that can be used in the kitchen, and a plant beneficial to water quality and the environment. … Continue reading High school breaks ground with Kernza test plot in Minnesota
“Our crop was pretty much the only green field around that wasn’t irrigated,” he recalled. “It (Kernza) is very efficient, very hardy … we were quite pleased with how it was growing.” Canada’s National Observer covers the emerging success of Kernza® perennial grain in the Canadian breadbasket.
Hot Farm, Part 3. Grain of the Future is a new podcast from the Food & Environment Reporting Network, that travels across the Midwest, talking to farmers about what they are doing, or could be doing, to combat climate change. Episode 3 is all about Kernza® perennial grain and the community working to make it a reality. This … Continue reading Hot Farm: New Podcast Asks if Kernza is the Grain of the Future
Local Cold Spring, Minnesota FFA at ROCORI high school planted 16 acres of Kernza® perennial grain and conducted cooking experiments, all with support from FFA Alumni, supporters and volunteer farmers advisors. Read more at online newspaper The Land.
A new article out from Farmer’s Progress reports on Kernza® perennial grain production in the U.S. and the Perennial Promise Grower’s Cooperative, and how new gains for the crop give indications that this perennial wheatgrass is earning a place in farmers’ fields.
Food Dive recently covered the launch Kernza Pils by Patagonia Provisions, the food and drink arm of the outdoor equipment company, and Dogfish Head, the Delaware-based craft brewery. The German-style pilsner beer is made with Kernza, the grain crop cousin of wheat that draws down carbon in the atmosphere and sequesters it in the ground. Kernza was … Continue reading Cheers to sustainable farming, say Patagonia Provisions and Dogfish Head
The Land Institute and the Perennial Pantry are featured in a new video and article in partnership US Nature4Climate, a coalition of ten conservation, environmental, and sustainable organizations dedicated to ensuring our forests, farms, ranches, grasslands, and wetlands are an important part of the overall strategy to combat climate change. The video tells the story of why Kernza perennial … Continue reading New Kernza Video from US Nature4Climate, Perennial Pantry & The Land Institute
No-Till Farmer features Kernza®, a specialty grain crop developed by The Land Institute, that is a perennial cool-season dual-purpose crop that can provide high-quality winter grazing as well as grain in the summer. PDF of the article can be found here.
UMN Forever Green Initiative develops sustainable winter-season crops for Minnesota farmers. Kernza® perennial grain is a winter-season wheat alternative developed through a breeding program at the University as part of the Kernza Coordinated Agricultural Program (KernzaCAP).
Martha Stewart publishes a guide to Kernza, one product showing some hope in an uncertain future, thanks to climate change, including a list of products and sources online.