Listen: Kernza and the Promise of Perennials

by Peter LaFontaine

Luke Peterson and Carmen Fernholz farm Kernza, a clean-water crop, here in Minnesota. Learn more about why Kernza and perennials are good for the river. (Photo: Dodd Demas)

For all you auditory learners out there, you can brighten up your next morning jog/commute/dishwashing session with a podcast on Kernza and perennial grain.

The team at Field Work — a program exploring the ins and outs of all things agricultural — brought in FMR's friends Luke Peterson (an organic farmer in western MN) and Tessa Peters (of The Land Institute) to talk about what it's like to grow, market, and eat and drink this clean-water crop.

Whether or not you can tell the difference between a thresher and a seed drill, you're sure to learn a ton about Kernza and what it means for farmers to make the switch.

Listen online here or search your podcast app for "Field Work" season 3, episode 14.

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