Growing Small Grains East of the Mississippi


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Gilbert Williams
Friday 3

Interest in small grains as a food crop is growing. This workshop will help you improve the quality of your small grains to avoid marketing issues. Learn about growing small grains with a focus on preventing Fusarium head scab, soil type and fertility mineral balance, tillage practices, crop rotations, grain variety choice and planting time. Discussion also will cover harvest issues: swathing, combining, drying, cleaning and storage.

Gilbert Williams started Lonesome Stone Milling LLC, a small, local organic seed cleaner and flour mill in southwest Wisconsin in 2009. He has degrees in chemistry and agronomy and career experience in pesticide residue analysis, wastewater treatment, food safety and quality control.