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Commercializing Kernza

Cascadian Farm is committed to helping create a larger-scale market for Kernza®, a perennial wheat grass, by 2040.
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While the modern food system is focused narrowly around the principles of efficiency, productivity, and mechanization, Kernza represents an opportunity to expand our agricultural metrics of success beyond yield to also consider a holistic set of qualities including soil health and prevention of nutrient runoff.

Supporting Young Farmers and Sustainable Food Leaders

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As a food company, we want farming and food to be an exciting career opportunity for the next generation.

Through funding from the General Mills Foundation, The Stone Barns Center is collaborating with the National Young Farmers Coalition and Arizona State University to design, develop, and launch a 6-month farmer fellowship program focused on regenerative agriculture. We are supporting the program’s development and first year pilot.

Can Cereal Save the Planet? This Sustainable New Grain May Bowl Over the Industry

By Ellise Pierce, Special Contributor
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Several years ago, Maria Carolina Comings, a General Mills executive who presides over the company's organic brands (Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and Epic) was approached by a professor with the University of Minnesota's Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics about a new grain it was researching and developing. It's a grain that held great promise, he said, and could positively impact the environment.

The Future of Food and Farming is Kernza®

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Cascadian Farm invited thought leaders from food, climate change, agriculture and culture to discuss the future of food and farming at the launch of our Deeply Rooted For Good event in San Francisco, California on 04.10.19.

Foodies Learn About Farming’s Future

By Kevin Hunt
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Cascadian Farm’s launch of its limited edition Honey Toasted Kernza cereal drew a curious food-focused crowd to an event in San Francisco.

Attendees sampled the unique cereal, and other products made from Kernza – a perennial grain that shows promise to positively impact climate change and significantly improve planet health.

Cascadian Farm Works to Advance Climate-Beneficial Foods With Limited-Edition, Small-Batch Honey Toasted Kernza® Cereal

Cascadian Farm invites people to be part of the plot through Deeply Rooted For Good mission campaign to support The Land Institute
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian FarmTM, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is working to advance climate-beneficial foods with the launch of its small-batch, limited-edition Honey Toasted Kernza® cereal.

General Mills Brands Join to Improve Farming From the Ground Up

by Megan Amrich
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Can macaroni and cheese really revolutionize farming? What about beef jerky or frozen peas? If they are the result of brands combining their resources to promote regenerative agricultural practices, the answer could be yes.

Cascadian Farm Invests in Soil Health Research Across Organic Oat Supply Chain With Grain Millers

Project aims to demonstrate the power of organic oats to build soil and capture carbon
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ANAHEIM, Calif., March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.

General Mills and Its Natural & Organic Brands Join Annie’s in Forging Ahead on Climate Action

by Erin Callahan
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We are very excited to see the Climate Collaborative community growing today with General Mills and its nine Natural and Organic (N&O) brands making new climate commitments. With these new commitments, the entire General Mills N&O product line is now represented in the Collaborative.

Alongside this announcement, General Mills is also coming on board as a Climate Collaborative donor at the highest Catalyst level, which means they’ll be helping fund vital programming and events as we look to the project’s second year.

Where Conservation and Food Intersect

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Ashley Minnerath, site director at the Cascadian Farm home farm. In this role she oversees all aspects of business, operations, research, production, and outreach at the farm. Born and raised in Minnesota, Minnerath spent many weekends on her grandparents’ farm where she learned a love of nature and respect for farmers. She is passionate about the unique role that farmers can play in the stewardship of natural resources and community health. This passion is brought to light in everything she does at the home farm.

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Ashley Minnerath, site director at the Cascadian Farm home farm. In this role she oversees all aspects of business, operations, research, production, and outreach at the farm. Born and raised in Minnesota, Minnerath spent many weekends on her grandparents’ farm where she learned a love of nature and respect for farmers. She is passionate about the unique role that farmers can play in the stewardship of natural resources and community health. This passion is brought to light in everything she does at the home farm.

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