Grant awarded: USDA Funds OREI grant to develop value-added grains for local and regional food systems

Lucia Gutierrez (Agronomy) and Julie Dawson (Horticulture) were awarded a grant through the Organic Research and Extension Initiative at USDA (lead Cornell University). The grant will provide $285K over three years and will substantially increase the number of varieties of wheat and other small grains with high market potential available to organic farmers and will characterize varieties of wheat for milling and baking quality, sensory and flavor components, and nutritional value.