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Grain Place Foundation Field Day
July 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
Join us for the Grain Place Foundation’s annual Field Day on Saturday, July 13, at the Grain Place Farm in Marquette, Nebraska.
Bringing together organic farmers, food producers and enthusiasts from across the Great Plains and the U.S., attendees will get an up-close view of the 280-acre organic farm, which has been pioneering organic, regenerative agriculture in central Nebraska for decades. The tour will also include a chance to tour Grain Place Foods, the organic grain processing facility on site.
The event will feature a keynote address by organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for highlights from their new book, Grain by Grain. Drawing on Bob’s 30-year journey in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy, they will discuss how transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time: creating good green jobs that rebuild rural communities, while providing healthier food and better environmental stewardship. Along the way, they’ll shed some light on the recent epidemic of gluten sensitivity, and offer some suggestions for how to restore a healthy relationship with wheat.
The Field Day, farm tour and keynote address are free events, with an organic, locally sourced lunch available for purchase in advance. Come and join us for all or part of the day!
More information is available on the Grain Place Foundation’s website: http://www.grainplacefoundation.org/fieldday/