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Crop Diversity and Profit Series - Small Grains and Legumes

Crop Diversity and Profit Series 

This series consists of 2 separate workshops: one on production and one on storage and handling.

Small Grains and Legumes Production
December 4, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm | Reel Livestock Center, 174 Danvers Rd., Congerville, IL

Meet fellow farmers who are enhancing their crop rotation and finding higher profits by adding small grains and legumes to their rotation.

Low commodity prices are driving many farmers to look for out-of-the-box solutions. Crops like oats, wheat, rye, peas, and dry beans can be an excellent addition to an existing production system. Learn strategies for producing food-grade small grains and legumes, including variety selection from heritage types to modern cultivars, and how this can help you access higher profits.

This workshop will cover:

  • production strategies for small grains and legumes
  • equipment needs for small grains/legume production
  • agronomic requirements of buyers

Small Grains and Legumes Storage & Handling
January 15, 2019 10am-2:30 | Reel Livestock Center, 174 Danvers Rd., Congerville, IL

Accessing higher profits from diversified crop rotations can require a new outlook on crop storage and handling.

Visit local farmer Pete Wettstein's organic elevator and learn what buyers require to store and handle food-grade small grains and legumes.

At this workshop you will:

  • learn about buyer requirements for storage and handling of small grains and legumes
  • tour storage and handling facility