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Kernza® for Kansas 2024 – Earth Day Event by Sustain-A-Grain

Sustain-A-Grain is partnering with several local businesses for the Kernza® for Kansas event, which unites Kansas farmers with food and beverage producers in a joint mission to advance agriculture towards a sustainable ecosystem and soil regeneration, empowering food entrepreneurs to craft exceptional culinary products.

Creating these markets for Kernza perennial grain is critical for farmers so they can confidently grow this climate-smart crop and contribute to the sustainable future of agriculture. To support this initiative, 16 businesses, including restaurants and breweries, will be incorporating Kernza into their products for Earth Day. Below is a list of all participating Kansas businesses.

  • Fly Boy Brewery & Eats – Sylvan Grove, Kansas
  • Prairieland Market – Salina, Kansas
  • The Farm & The Odd Fellows – Minneapolis, Kansas
  • Three Rings Brewery – McPherson, Kansas
  • FioRito Ristorante – Wichita, Kansas
  • Public at the Brickyard – Wichita, Kansas
  • NICHE – WSUTech – Wichita, Kansas
  • Barolo Grille – Salina, Kansas
  • Walnut River Brewing Company – El Dorado, Kansas
  • Midland Railroad Hotel – Wilson, Kansas
  • Irrigation Ales – Courtland, Kansas
  • Elderslie Farm – Kechi, Kansas
  • Blue Skye Brewery – Salina, Kansas
  • Martinelli’s Little Italy – Salina, Kansas
  • Radius Brewing – Emporia, Kansas
  • Riverbank Brewing – Council Grove, Kansas

To learn more about the Kernza® for Kansas Earth Day event, click here to view the event on Sustain-A-Grain’s website. You can also learn more from Sustain-A-Grain’s Facebook event here


“Pushing Perennial Grain Product” from KSAL News Radio

“Perennial grain crop, Kernza, gaining traction in Kansas, touted for versatility” from KWCH-TV