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Local Grains


“Local grains” is a specialized view of agriculture that supports value-added, organic, or small-scale production and especially encourages the use of foods grown in close proximity to the point of consumption.

DylanGrainsThe CREC will be a host site for a Local Grains webinar conference on March 19.  The conference begins at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3:00 p.m.  Face-to-face, local conversations will begin the meeting followed by the live-streamed conference. Steve Zwinger, agronomy research specialist at the CREC will talk about his work with local processors and specialty grains following the webcast.

Individuals quickly become specialized in their specific role with local grains, whether as farmers, millers, maltsters, or bakers, but local grains systems work best when all of the people involved understand each other's needs and constraints.  This conference will provide an opportunity to share this collective knowledge with a local and national audience. 

Pre-registered participants will be provided with a sack lunch; walk-in participants are encouraged to bring a lunch with them.  There is no cost to attend and the conference is open to the public.

To pre-register for this conference, contact the Carrington REC at 701-652-2951 or email or ND SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) coordinator Karl Hoppe at


Steve Zwinger
Agronomy Research Specialist

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