We help farmers from across the Great Plains to grow, process, and market Kernza®. As an approved Kernza® seed source, we are passionate about assisting first-time Kernza® growers to get started. Through our network of growers we can help buyers to source bulk and retail volumes of Kernza® grain and flour.
I believe that Kernza® and perennial agriculture is a major step forward in the development of agricultural systems in the age of climate change. I began growing Kernza® in fall of 2020 and I think it combines a unique mix features that make it beneficial to end-use-customers, farmers, our communities and society as a whole. … Continue reading Ben Penner Farms
We are a family farming operation with cattle, row crops and planted out first Kernza in the fall of 2019. We also have a precision agriculture business to help farmers become more efficient in there own operations.
We began growing Kernza® in 2014. We have experience growing perennial grasses and like the benefits of the grasses in our crop rotation. With spring flooding, and higher rainfall events, we like to grow Kernza® as filter strips to reduce soil erosion and we still have an economic benefit besides just ecological.
Planted first in September 2019. With a lighter soil and being organic, wanted to plant something else in the rotation. Like a challenge.
Pilot site participant with UMN’s ENRTF Project entitled: “Preventing Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater using Perennial Grains”. 54 acres planted in 2017 within a highly vulnerable wellfield located in southwest Minnesota. As a public water supplier, very interested in an alternative means to reduce nitrate loading in groundwater sources and particularly public drinking water supplies.
Hudson Valley Farm Hub grows Kernza® and has a decided to donate their harvest to The Land Institute, helping to support the on-going research that will bring Kernza® to the forefront of the perennial grain revolution