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Ancient Grains Conference

July 20th, 2022 | Oliver Kelley Farm

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WELCOME TO THE FIRST ANNUAL ANCIENT GRAINS CONFERENCE

HOSTED BY THE NORTHERN CROPS INSTITUTE

Mark your calendars for July 20, 2022, for the Northern Crops Institute’s Ancient Grains Conference! This conference will be held at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN, and aims to provide an educational and promotional setting to explore the characteristics and utilization of Ancient Grains.

The conference will begin with registration, refreshments and networking at 8:30 am (CDT) at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN. There will be a number of presentations and breakout sessions for participants to choose from. The event will offer complimentary breakfast and lunch, as the event will end at 4:30 pm (CDT).

 

About Ancient Grains

Ancient Grains, also known as Heritage Grains, have provided food for humans and have had minimal changes to their genetic coding by selective breeding.

Types of Ancient Grains

Ancient grains can be classified as cereal grains that include wheat, barley, sorghum, oats, millet, rice, and rye; pseudo-cereals include amaranth, buckwheat, chickpeas; and as oilseed, such as flax, hemp, safflower, and soybeans.

Facts About Ancient Grains

Today, many ancient grains remain dietary staples for diverse populations in many parts of the developing world. They also offer infinite ways to be prepared.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

LOOK WHO'S SPEAKING
Shrene White
General Manager | Annex by Ardent Mills
Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D.
Professor and Extension Specialist | North Dakota State University
Kelly LeBlanc
Director of Nutrition | Oldways’
Laurie Scanlin, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist | Ardent Mills Innovation Center
Andrew Ross, Ph.D.
Professor | Oregon State University
Brian LaPlante
President | Back When Foods, Inc.
Kalidas Shetty, Ph.D.
Professor | North Dakota State University
Kim Koch, Ph.D.
Senior Feed, Milling and Extrusion Specialist | Northern Crops Institute

SCHEDULE

EVENT TIME TABLE
PRE-CONFERENCE RECEPTION
Rockwoods Restaurant & Bar

The Northern Crops Institute is hosting a welcome reception at 6:00pm the day before the event, July 19, 2022, at the Rockwoods Restaurant & Bar in Otsego, MN. Rockwoods will offer heavy appetizers and a cash bar for participants. There is a limited capacity, so please indicate if you’d like to join at registration.

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CONFERENCE VENUE
OLIVER KELLEY FARM

The Northern Crops Institute is hosting the Ancient Grains Conference at the Oliver Kelley Farm, an educational facility that highlights past and present farming, food, and agriculture. It features a historic 19th-century farmstead, excellent conference venue, multiple crop plots, and nature trails along the Mississippi River. The Oliver Kelley Farm honors past accomplishments in agriculture and is the ideal setting for this Ancient Grains Conference.

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ACCOMMODATIONS
WYNDHAM GARDEN OTSEGO-MINNEAPOLIS

The Northern Crops Institute has reserved a block of rooms for the travel associated with this conference at the Wyndham Garden Otsego-Minneapolis. There are a limited number of rooms available. Make your reservation by calling the hotel directly at (763) 656-4400, and using code NCI. Room blocks ARE NOT included in registration and close on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

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REGISTRATION

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STANDARD
REGULAR REGISTRATION RATE
$250/person
  • ➊ Access to conference
  • ➋ Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • ➌ Invite to pre-conference reception
  • ➍ Complimentary copy of Ancient Grains of the Great Plains Handbook ($125 value)
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AG EDUCATOR
DISCOUNT RATE FOR AG EDUCATORS
$100/person
  • ➊ Access to conference (earn CEU’s)
  • ➋ Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • ➌ Invite to pre-conference reception
  • ➍ Complimentary copy of Ancient Grains of the Great Plains Handbook ($125 value)
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-60%
STUDENT
Discount rate for students
$50/person
  • ➊ Access to conference
  • ➋ Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • ➌ Invite to pre-conference reception
  • ➍ Complimentary copy of Ancient Grains of the Great Plains Handbook ($125 value)
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-80%