Kernza Growers Host Field Day July 8 in Madison, Minn.
Farmers and others interested in learning the latest research about Kernza are invited to a field day at Carmen Fernholz’s A-Frame Farm in Madison, Minn.
Fernholz will be joined by Luke Peterson, A-Frame Farm manager, to talk about the perennial grain crop.
The July 8 event will feature a tour of two Kernza stands and a soil pit that will give attendees a view of Kernza roots in the soil. The Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District will run soil and water erosion demonstrations, and University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative researchers will be on hand to answer questions on management, production and economics.
Leaders from Perennial Promise Growers Co-op, the newly formed Kernza growers co-op, will share their mission and vision for building markets and commercial opportunities for farmers.
The event will showcase businesses and makers using Kernza, including James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Beth Dooley. Attendees are encouraged to stay for an after-hours social.