This is a series of three workshops regarding the growing and production of grain crops. It’s the final year of our NE SARE grant lead by Elizabeth Dyck, the coordinator of the Organic Growers’ Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN). The training program will be a series of three intensive 75 minute online short courses with video field days/workshops that will largely be taught by farmers and NE Grain Experts and located on farms and/or at processing venues.
Session Two: Cleaning, drying, storage. Storage is a very critical topic for all farmers, especially beginning grain farmers. Specifically, we will cover grain cleaning: types of equipment; steps in the cleaning process; and sourcing, repairing, and maintaining used seed cleaners. Low-cost drying and storage options and pest and disease management strategies for grain storage.