Research updates key part of Prairie Festival
Advancements in perennial grain research will be a key topic at The Land Institute’s 39th Prairie Festival, set for Sept. 22 through 24 at the institute.
This year’s theme is “Urban Agriculture and Rural Agrarianism: Toward a Perennial Future.” The event will include speakers, a children’s area, artwork, music, horse-drawn carriage rides and pancakes made from Kernza, a grain developed by The Land Institute.
“Our relationship between the urban and the rural needs to be founded on the practical. Urban and rural are going to be linked together through this activity of grain production,” said Land Institute President Fred Iutzi, in a promotional video.