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2024 Kernza® Field Days Announced

Kernza® CAP Media

Throughout the summer, farmers and research partners are hosting in-person field days in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New Mexico showcasing Kernza®. Kernza, the first commercially available perennial grain in the US, prevents erosion, encourages water retention, and increases organic matter on farms. Supply chain partners are cleaning and processing Kernza, and food companies across the country … Continue reading 2024 Kernza® Field Days Announced

Can miracle grain Kernza help Wisconsin in a climate-changed world?

Media

Jana Rose Schleis of the Madison, Wisconsin publication The Cap Times published an article highlighting Kernza’s erosion-preventing property, its use by a range of food and beverage makers such as breweries and bakeries, and the level of adoption needed to ensure that the perennial grain can be widely utilized in different foods and drinks to … Continue reading Can miracle grain Kernza help Wisconsin in a climate-changed world?

New Research on Mechanical Termination of Kernza and Impacts on Soil Structure & Carbon

Research Roundup

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University released a paper documenting the impacts of mechanical termination of Kernza stands on soil structure, soil carbon stocks, and soil CO2. This research provides new information about how the perennial grain crop can be terminated for subsequent annual crop production in rotations that enhance … Continue reading New Research on Mechanical Termination of Kernza and Impacts on Soil Structure & Carbon

Kernza®CAP News – May 2024 Issue

Kernza® CAP Newsletter

Kernza®CAP News is a newsletter that provides updates, stories, and events associated with the Kernza®CAP grant. You can read the May 2024 issue here. You can subscribe to Kernza®CAP News here to get future issues delivered straight to your inbox.

Kernza® in the Kitchen

Product Highlight, Recipe Roundup

The Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) created a video for educators and anyone curious about cooking with Kernza® with guest Chef Beth Dooley, author of The Perennial Kitchen. In this video, Beth cooks several dishes made with Kernza and discusses the perennial grain’s versatility, flavor profile, and the health benefits of adding perennials to home kitchens … Continue reading Kernza® in the Kitchen

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

Event

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

NRCS Programs Available Now for Perennial Grains – Enhancement E3280

Kernza® at work

The E3280 Perennial Grain enhancement is available to new Kernza producers through EQIP and CSP programs. The enhancement provides a scenario/practice payment to the producer for the time needed to plan and implement changes to crop rotations that effectively add a perennial grain to their cropping system. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and EQIP program … Continue reading NRCS Programs Available Now for Perennial Grains – Enhancement E3280

Now Open for Enrollment: EECO Pilot Program

Ecosystems Services, Kernza® at work

For the most up-to-date version of EECO enrollment (2/2024) find the flier here or enroll here. Eligible Minnesota growers can now enroll in the Forever Green EECO Implementation Program. This program supports the early commercial success and environmental benefits of the continuous living cover crops and cropping systems being developed by the University of Minnesota … Continue reading Now Open for Enrollment: EECO Pilot Program