The Organic Grain Resource and Information Network (OGRAIN) was initially funded in 2015 by a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, expected to carry the project through the end of August 2017. OGRAIN set out to develop an educational framework for developing organic grain production in the upper midwest, including facilitating a mentorship program, a new series of educational videos, a variety of field days during the growing season, and an annual winter seminar.
The OGRAIN website should be online this summer. In the meantime, check out the OGRAIN YouTube Channel for videos on topics ranging from weed control to marketing, or join the email list to enjoy highly informative conversations with experienced growers – past discussions have addressed questions such as grain storage, termination of specific cover crops, weed management techniques, and more. Join the OGRAIN listserv by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or find OGRAIN on Facebook.
OGRAIN is managed by Anders Gurda. Contact him with any questions regarding the OGRAIN program. If you have a specific organic grain management questions, try polling experienced growers, researchers, and industry representatives by emailing the listserv!