Following the Journey of Grain Crops: A Diverse, Perennial Future
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Join us at the UCCS Grain School 2019 Public Forum, a free event open to the community.
Land Institute President Fred Iutzi will address the long journey of grain crops and their diverse applications in sustainable farming with a focus on current climate change challenges.
- 5:30-6:00 pm Happy Hour & Market Place
- 6:00-6:10 pm Introduction & Welcome
- 6:10-6:30 pm Celebrating Grain Artisans
- 6:30-7:00 pm Grain at the Confluence of Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability: The Role of Institutions in Feeding the Next Generation of Grain Citizens
- 7:00-8:00 pm Women in the Grain Movement
- 8:15-8:45 pm The Land Institute Address with Fred Iutzi, President of the Land Institute: Following the Journey of Grain Crops: A Diverse, Perennial Future
- 8:45-9:00 pm Returning to the Confluence: Calling on You for Grain Citizenship!
Grain School is an annual event held at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, that brings together educators, health professionals, scientists, farmers, bakers, millers, brewers, distillers, chefs, food citizens, students and community leaders. For 2019, the curriculum has been expanded to further explore production systems and grain at the confluence of water, soil, climate, and people to create health, community and prosperity. There is also a focus on indigenous grains, grain literacy in schools, economics and infrastructure needs, the roles of women and beginning farmers in grain production, the artisanship of working with grain in food, and the establishment of a regional Grain Chain organization.