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The Promise of Perennials

Research at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, over the past couple of decades has advanced the concept of perennial grain crops to the point of commercially available kernza. Mitchell and Zach talk to a Minnesota organic farmer, Luke Peterson, who’s been growing kernza in his fields and cultivating interest in it among other farmers, food processors and retailers. They’re joined by Tessa Peters of The Land Institute who explains where the name came from and why her team is so committed to making perennial grains viable.

Length: 39:14

Year Produced: 2021

State: Arkansas

Cropping Systems: Forage, Other Grains

Tags: diversity, kernza, organic, Profitability, soil fertility