Dr. Brandon Schlautman of The Land Institute and Peter Miller of Sustain-A-Grain spoke on the Future of Agriculture podcast about “the potential for perennial grains, what it takes to commercialize a brand-new crop, and ways to build the supply chain in a way that buyers remain happy, farmers remain profitable, and supply and demand can grow together at a sustainable pace.”
Aubrey Streit Krug, Director of the Perennial Cultures Lab at The Land Institute, delivers a crash course in understanding the perennial grain ecosystem, its history, the research behind how to develop new crops, and the labor needs to sustain production. Aubrey also discusses the education required to introduce new crops for human consumption, equity considerations on access to crops, and why the ability to grow grains year-round is key to sustaining global food stability.
Dr. Lee DeHaan, Lead Scientist of the Kernza Domestication Program at The Land Institute, joined WORT 89.9FM in Madison, WI to discuss the timeline and process behind perennial grain breeding. In this radio feature, he joins host Douglas Haynes to provide an overview on Kernza, agricultural sustainability, and perennial polyculture. Also joining the program is Erica Schoenberger, a graduate student in Agroecology at UW-Madison, who studies nutrient management for Kernza as part of a research lab led by research collaborator Dr. Valentin Picasso.
The Podcast Sustainable Asia featured The Land Institute’s Tim Crews and research collaborators from Yunnan University, Cornell University, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Arkansas Rice Growers Association, and the Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences in their recent episode that details the benefits of perennial rice and the importance of this collaborative milestone between “food superpower” nations, the United States and China.