About the Conference
Mark your calendars for July 25, 2023, for the Northern Crops Institute’s Ancient Grains Conference! This conference will be held at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN, and aims to provide an educational and promotional setting to explore the characteristics and utilization of Ancient Grains.
The conference will begin with registration, refreshments and networking at 8:30 am (CDT) at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN. There will be a number of presentations and breakout sessions for participants to choose from. The event will offer complimentary breakfast and lunch, as the event will end at 4:30 pm (CDT).
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Oliver Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelley Farm Road , Elk River, MN 55330
About Ancient Grains
Ancient Grains, also known as Heritage Grains, have provided food for humans and have had minimal changes to their genetic coding by selective breeding. Ancient grains can be classified as cereal grains that include wheat, barley, sorghum, oats, millet, rice, and rye; pseudo-cereals include amaranth, buckwheat, chickpeas; and as oilseed, such as flax, hemp, safflower, and soybeans. Today, many ancient grains remain dietary staples for diverse populations in many parts of the developing world.
In the United States, Ancient Grains are starting to make a comeback within the food industry. They offer infinite ways to be prepared. NCI recognizes that these grains are underutilized, and the industry has only touched the surface in new food and beverage development.
The Ancient Grains Conference aims to provide an educational and promotional setting to explore the characteristics and utilization of Ancient Grains.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!