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Oct. 1, 2020–For the next installment in the Center for the Study of the American West’s (CSAW) research talk series, Aubrey Streit Krug, Director of Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute, presented “An Integrative Story: Civic Science Communities for Perennial Crops and People.” Aubrey Streit Krug is a writer, teacher, and researcher who studies stories of relationships between humans and plants.

At The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, Aubrey leads transdisciplinary civic science communities that bring together researchers and a range of people around the US to grow and observe new perennial grain crops. These civic science projects involve collecting agroecological data and learning through people’s stories, images, and experiences. Streit Krug grew up in a small town in Kansas, where her parents farm wheat and raise cattle, and she loves limestone soils and rocky prairie hillsides. She holds a PhD in English and Great Plains Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a co-author of the collaborative textbook The Omaha Language and the Omaha Way.

 

CSAW research talks are a chance for academics to share in-progress work related to the American West.

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Dr. Brandon Schlautman, lead scientist of The Land Institute’s perennial legumes research program discusses his research with intercropping with legumes and exploring sainfoin as a possible crop.

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The seventh day of the 2020 Kernza® Conference covered marketing and partnership research projects taking place at participating research institutions. Presentation titles are below.

Cooperative Marketing Structures – Carmen Fernholz (A-Frame Farms)
Regional Coordination – Brandon Kaufman (Sustain-A-Grain, LLC)
Local Partner Supply Chains – Alan Kraus/Kristi Pursell (Canon River Watershed)
Intercropping with Alfalfa – Spencer Barriball (The Land Institute)

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The sixth day of the 2020 Kernza® Conference covered ongoing market research projects taking place at participating research institutions. Specific agenda details and presentation titles are below.

Markets

Minnesota Clusters – Nick Jordan (University of Minnesota – Forever Green Initiative)
Policy/Incentive Payments – Colin Cureton (University of Minnesota – Forever Green Initiative)
Market Development – Connie Carlson (University of Minnesota – Forever Green Initiative)
Can Perennial Grains Provide Ecosystem Services in the Mediterranean Climate of California? – Kalyn Diedrich (University of California – Davis)
Malting with Patagonia Provisions – Patrick Horn and Christie Biddle

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The fifth day of the 2020 Kernza® Conference covered ongoing flour/bread and seed research projects taking place at participating research institutions. Specific agenda details and presentation titles are below.

Flour/Bread

Direct to Consumer Applications – Christopher Abbott and Brian Hedberg (Sprowt Labs, Perennial Pantry)
Willingness to Pay – Nima Homami (Cornell)
Taste Panels – Julie Dawson (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and Alyssa Hartman (Artisan Grain Collaborative)

Seed
Supply Updates – Colin Cureton (University of Minnesota – Forever Green Initiative) and Tessa Peters (The Land Institute)

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The fourth day of the 2020 Kernza® Conference covered ongoing ecosystem services and processing research projects taking place at participating research institutions. Specific agenda details and presentation titles are below.

Ecosystem Services

Carbon Sequestration – Tim Crews (The Land Institute)
Nitrate Reduction in Water – Evelyn Reilly (University of Minnesota – Forever Green Initiative)

Processing

Processing Flows – Riley Gordon (Agricultural Utilization Research Institute)
Disease and Its Impact on Processing – Kathryn Turner (The Land Institute) and Chris Wiegert (Healthy Food Ingredients)

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The third day of the 2020 Kernza® Conference covered ongoing agronomic research projects taking place at participating research institutions. Specific agenda details and presentation titles are below.

Agronomy (continued from day two)

Malting – Christopher Abbott and Brian Hedberg (Sprowt Labs, Perennial Pantry)
All Kernza Beer – Christophe David (ISARA – Lyon, France) and Christophe Bellet (Brasserie Dulion)
Can Tempering Improve Functionality of IWG? – Radhika Bharathi and George Annor (University of Minnesota Food Science)

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The second day of the 2020 Kernza® Conference covered ongoing agronomic and breeding research projects taking place at participating research institutions. Specific agenda details and presentation titles are below.

Breeding (continued from day one)
The Land Institute Breeding Strategy with Genomic Selection – Jared Crain (Kansas State University)
Variety Candidate Trial – Lee DeHaan (The Land Institute)

Agronomy
Phenology and Vernalization – Doug Cattani (University of Manitoba)
Weed Control – Valentin Picasso (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Update on France/Belgium – Christophe David (ISARA – Lyon, France)

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The first day of the 2020 Kernza® Conference covered ongoing genetics and breeding research projects taking place at participating research institutions. Specific agenda details and presentation titles are below.

Genetics
Yield Components and Nested Association Mapping – Kayla Altendorf (University of Minnesota)
GWAS Results – Steve Larson (USDA – Utah State)
GWAS Results- Jared Crain (Kansas State University)

Breeding
Breeding Strategy with Genomic Selection – Prabin Bajgain (University of Minnesota)
Variety Candidate Trial – Jim Anderson (University of Minnesota)
Breeding and Agronomy Update – Doug Cattani (U Manitoba)

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The Land Institute’s Director of Ecosphere Studies, Aubrey Streit Krug, brings us to Heart Land Prairie Cemetery, where she invites us to reflect upon our own individual places which we have hopefully gotten to know more deeply over the six weeks of Perennial Practice. As we collectively and intentionally work towards building a perennial future, why does your place matter?

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The Land Institute’s Director of Ecosphere Studies, Aubrey Streit Krug, and a cohort of other Land Institute researchers will be discussing TLI’s Civic Science projects. It’s a great opportunity to learn about our work to not only develop new, perennial food crops but also how we seek to better understand the different ways these crops are managed and cared for by a diverse group of growers and producers.

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The Land Institute’s Director of Ecosphere Studies, Dr. Aubrey Streit Krug introduces us to Silphium integrifolium, The Land Institute’s perennial oilseed crop candidate that we are domesticating with the help of dozens of civic scientists across the U.S. With the act of domesticating a new crop as an example, she invites us to reflect on the other forms of care work we perform and are recipients of on a daily basis.

As we work towards a more just and transformative future, what examples of care work do you hope to see and ignite in your own communities?

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