The Cedar Valley Regional Food & Farm Network is hosting Wendy Johnson of Jóia Food & Fiber Farm, a diversified organic perennial-based farm, for a four-course Farm to Fork Dinner event in Cedar Falls, IA utilizing local ingredients prepared by local chefs. This event will bring together members of the community to share a table, … Continue reading Farm to Fork Dinner with Kernza Perennial Grain Grower
A webinar series on Kernza® production and marketing begins this week and continues through early March, with several of the crop’s leading experts present to speak on Kernza production in the Upper Midwest (MN, WI, IA, SD, ND), although the content of these webinars will be relevant to growers across the US. See the schedule … Continue reading Kernza Production & Marketing Webinar Series
KernzaCAP is currently hiring a Project Manager and Data Manager. These fantastic opportunities to work with a dynamic, multifaceted team will provide excellent experience for the right candidates. Application review will begin on January 2nd. More information can be found at the links below. KernzaCAP is a national, interdisciplinary research and education project to launch … Continue reading Two New Positions Available With KernzaCAP
Nicole Tautges, Agroecology Program Director at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and Valentin Picasso, Associate Professor of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Madison, spoke on Clean Wisconsin‘s State of Change podcast about farming with Kernza to improve environmental health and combat climate change. Listen to the Full Episode
A recap from the Kernza® at the Lake event in St. Paul, MN highlights the congregation of farmers, environmentalists, and food enthusiasts around Kernza to discuss the perennial grain’s potential in food markets and sustainable farming systems. Download Article PDF
Sustainable food publication FoodPrint spoke with Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing, Luke Peterson of A-Frame Farm, Todd Olander of Root Shoot Malting, Alex Heilman of Mad Agriculture, and Tessa Peters, Director of Crop Stewardship at The Land Institute, to better understand the popularity of Kernza® in craft beer and the role of breweries in showcasing … Continue reading FoodPrint Covers Breweries Innovating With Kernza and Market Development Efforts
In an article covering alternatives to corn and soybean production in the Midwest, The West Central Tribune featured discussions with Kernza growers and partners, including the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative, Perennial Promise Growers Cooperative, and A-Frame Farm, all of whom are working to build out markets for the crop and diversify agricultural landscapes … Continue reading Kernza offers an alternative for growers in the Midwest
The Star Tribune, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based regional newspaper, published an article discussing Kernza’s status as a commercial crop, challenges in matching demand with supply, current products on the market, legislative support for the perennial grain, and collaborative breeding efforts to increase its yield, perenniality, and adoption on agricultural landscapes.
Co-founder Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing was a guest on the Drink Beer, Think Beer podcast with John Holl, in which she speaks on the brewery’s symbiosis with local and regional grainsheds, the desire to establish an organic brewers alliance, collaboration with the Artisan Grain Collaborative, University of Minnesota, and The Land Institute, and their … Continue reading Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl: Ep. 191 – Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing
Gwen Williams and Tahir Sandhu, co-owners of Artisan Naan Bakery in Saint Cloud, MN, sat down with the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) on the Ag Innovation News Podcast to discuss the process of starting their local food business and innovating with Kernza® perennial grain in their naan as part of a pilot project with AURI. … Continue reading Naan: Garlic and cheese and berries. Oh, my!