SEBEKA -- Kathy Connell of Sebeka will host a field day highlighting the progress of the flour corn test plot at her and her husband, Steve's, Redfern home.
Kathy is the consultant and one of three growers for this project, which is
funded by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program.
The goal is to prove and promote the benefits of flour corn as an alternative crop while continuing to develop a seed crop that is grown without the use of chemicals and to determine profitability of flour corn using no herbicides or pesticides.
Corn flour is a gluten free product that is an excellent substitute for people who are gluten allergic. Additionally, it has a wonderful flavor and has a texture similar to wheat flour. It can easily be used for quick breads, pancakes and other products that don't require yeast by simply replacing the flour in a recipe with corn flour.
Cooperators include Buckwheat Growers' Co-op and the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota. Snack will be provided.
For more information contact Buckwheat Growers' Association/Lynda Converse, RR 3, Box 54, Browerville, MN 56438, call (320) 594-2456, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to tour: The field day will take place at Steve and Kathy Connell's farm in Sebeka. From Highway 71 north at Sebeka take #227 east toward Nimrod, six miles to 185th Avenue. Go south to 270th Street, then go west to "Redfern" -- watch for signs.
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