Production & Processing of Organic Grain: Getting to the Nitty Gritty

June 21, 11am-3pm, Aurora Farms
4458 Lake Road, Charlotte, VT

Tom Kenyon is a seventh generation farmer who has been growing hay and grains at Aurora Farms in Charlotte for over 23 years.  He and his family sell their whole meal grains and flours in local stores and through their website under the label the Nitty Gritty Grain Company of Vermont. Tom and his son, David, will be discussing their production and processing techniques for growing organic corn and wheat, including their spring topdressing. Aurora Farms recently received a SARE partnership grant with UVM to look at inter-seeding wheat with clover.  UVM graduate student, Jon Zirkle, will discuss his research on interseeding wheat with clover and the effects on Fusarium Head Blight and DON.

The workshop fee is $15.00 per person; lunch will be provided by the NOFA pizza oven.

For more information or to register, please contact:
Heather Darby or Susan Monahan
by June 14, 2011 — Phone: 802-524-6501

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