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"Grain School" at UCCS wraps up final year

Posted: 11:19 AM, Jan 19, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-19 18:50:18-05
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COLORADO SPRINGS — For the last five years, dozens of people have gathered at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) for a weekend long program known as "UCCS Grain School".

It all began in 2015, when university leaders decided to focus its food system on regional foods.

During the weekend long program, participants get hands on experiences with grains, wheat manufacturing, and lectures on grain production and its environmental impact.

"I think we can now say that we contributed to reestablishing some of this diversity," said Nanna Meyer, the event organizer and a UCCS faculty member, "and there's a lot of momentum in Colorado in the artisan bakers industry, in the farmers you know starting to be interested in looking at these grains."

The workshop brings in scientists, farmers, and other experts to talk about the production.

With the workshop now coming to an end, the program is moving to an online course. If you'd like more information click the following link: UCCS Grain School.