Dehulling Ancient Grains – eOrganic Webinar, November 18, 2014

eOrganic will be hosting a webinar on Dehulling Ancient Grains, presented by members of the NIFA OREI project: Value-added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 18 at 2PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Advance registration is required.

Register at: https://www.extension.org/pages/71272

More about the webinar:
One roadblock to the increased production of the “ancient” grains einkorn, emmer, and spelt is the need for dehulling capacity, since these grains do not thresh free of the hull in the combine. This webinar will provide an overview of the methods used to dehull grain and the components needed in a dehulling system. One focus will be on the current dehulling options for both larger-scale and small-scale growers, including custom dehulling, new and used dehullers, modification of milling/cleaning equipment to dehull, and building one’s own dehuller. The webinar will also focus on the economics of dehulling, including consideration of ancient grain yield, dehulling efficiency and costs, and prices for hulled and dehulled grain. The presenters are Brian Baker, Frank Kutka of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society, Elizabeth Dyck of OGRIN, and Nigel Tudor of Weatherbury Farm.

Find all upcoming and recorded eOrganic webinars at http://www.extension.org/pages/25242

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