Marquette, NE—On July 13 at the annual Grain Place Field Day in Marquette, organic farmers and enthusiasts will tour the 280-acre Grain Place Farm and processing plant, listen to keynote speakers, enjoy an organic lunch and share ideas about best practices in the industry, according to a press release.
Speakers Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle, authors of Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs and Healthy Food, will discuss how the transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time, creating good green jobs that rebuild rural communities while providing healthier food and better environmental stewardship.
Quinn, an organic farmer and businessman from Montana, will discuss how his heirloom grain company, Kamut International, can be the future of agriculture. Along with Carlisle, a lecturer at Stanford University, Quinn will address gluten sensitivity and offer some suggestions for how to restore a healthy relationship with wheat.
The tour and keynote are free; lunch made with organic food from the Grain Place and other local sources is, if paid in advance, $17, while lunch paid for onsite will be $20. Tickets are available here.