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U of M New and Innovative Crops Forum

by Constance Carlson, UMN Extension

The University of Minnesota has been an international leader in new crop research and development for over 150 years. This forum will share the latest UMN research and development into a wide-range of crops that are in development or ready for production and end use.

This forum is for producers and farmers interested in growing these crops, as well as culinary professionals, food entrepreneurs, processors, food hubs and the many other partners in the Minnesota food landscape who are interested in learning how they can capitalize on the agricultural innovation happening at the University.

Most importantly, this event is an opportunity for attendees to network with researchers and industry partners interested in developing the supply chains needed to get UMN research from the lab into the fields and onto our dinner plates.

Date:  Monday, June 26, 2017

Location:  Cargill Building Rm 105, St. Paul Campus, UMN Twin Cities


8:00-9:00 AM Registration, networking, & light refreshments

9:00 AM Welcome & Introductions

9:30 - 11:30 AM: Day Neutral Strawberries - A Minnesota grown strawberry you can enjoy in October!
  • Current Research & Development
  • Best Management Practices, marketing
  • Culinary Uses, benefits, sourcing
11:30 – 12:45 PM: Lunch & Networking
  • Tables featuring: Grapes, Hazelnuts, Kernza®, Camelina, Elderberries, and Barley

1:00 - 3:00 PM: Upper Midwest Hybrid Hazelnuts – A delicious and hardy Minnesota nut adapted from the wild
  • Current Research & Development
  • Best Management Practices, marketing
  • Culinary uses, benefits, experience, sourcing

3:05 PM Wrap-up and Networking

Interested in attending? Contact Constance Carlson, or 612-709-6790.
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