Kernza® Community Bake by Coral Weinstock and Nicole Tautges In June of 2021, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute provided 50 home bakers around the country with 10 oz. of Kernza® flour, with instructions to experiment with the flour and explore how it tastes and bakes differently than conventional wheat flour. This report showcases the results … Continue reading Kernza® Community Bake
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).
In the most recent article of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s (AURI) “Fields of Innovation Innovator Profiles,” they interview Gwen Williams, owner of Artisan Naan Bakery. This series includes interviews with Minnesota entrepreneurs who have partnered with AURI to build capacity and successfully commercialize new and emerging crops. Click here to read more about Gwen … Continue reading Q&A with Gwen Williams, owner of Artisan Naan Bakery
The Organic & Non-GMO Report reports on Perennial Promise Growers Cooperative, and how it was formed to increase production of Kernza® as a way to build soil health, preserve water sources, mitigate climate change, and revive rural communities.
Article by Sylvia Bachmann, photos by Dodd Demas Paul Novotny, 51, farms nears Chatfield, Minn., pursuing a career he hadn’t even considered until about 15 years ago. While his grandfather came from a farm, Paul’s family was in the trucking business, and he also kept busy as a City Council member. But in 2006, an … Continue reading Meet Paul Novotny, Continuous Living Cover farmer, steward & community leader
Report from Minnesota Farm Guide details how a group of farm visionaries hopes to return a portion of the Great Plains to its former vegetation-covered glory through planting perennial crops. Guided by well-known Lac qui Parle County farmer and leader Carmen Fernholz, a dozen or more organizations are asking farmers to consider planting Kernza®, the first … Continue reading Intermediate wheatgrass returns fields to grass-like prairies of long ago
A new episode of the Dirt Rich Podcast was released today! Key collaborators, including Beth Dooley, Jacob Jungers, and Peter and Anne Schwagerl, discuss their work with Katie Feterl from the Farming Association of Minnesota. Listen to the podcast and learn more about the ongoing collaboration to move Kernza® forward at the following link: The … Continue reading The Potential of Perennial Crops & Kernza®
As more Kernza® products become available, cooks and bakers are trying out new recipes with their communities. In May, the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) staff celebrated a “Clean Water Kitchen Challenge.” Participants bought Kernza, experimented with recipes, and shared their experience. Click here to find delicious Kernza® recipes and read more about the challenge … Continue reading Clean Water Kitchen with Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance