Large crowd shows interest in eco-friendly perennial grain crop
A standing room only crowd of about 150 gathered at Imminent Brewing Dec. 11 to hear University of Minnesota Agronomy Professor Jake Jungers’ present “The Power of Perennials & Kernza’s Path to Commercialization.”
The event, organized by Cannon River Watershed Partnership and hosted by Imminent Brewing in Northfield, was the December edition of Conversations On the Wonders of Science (C.O.W.S.) – a monthly community lecture café coordinated by Carleton College.
“The interest and enthusiasm around perennial agriculture from the Northfield community was amazing,” said Jungers. “It was exciting to hear farmers, lawmakers, business owners, and consumers discuss how new crops like Kernza might enhance the local economy and the environment.”