Growing Grain Handbook Section 1: The Regional Grain Economy in the Mid-Atlantic

Project Type: Education Only
Funds awarded in 2020: $50,004.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2023
Grant Recipient: Common Grain Alliance
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Heather Coiner
Common Grain Alliance
The purpose of this section is to show small- and midsize growers in the Mid-Atlantic that grain can enhance their existing operation, and that there are several pathways one can take to that end that don’t involve thousands of acres and large capital investments. First, we show how the economics of small grain operations can work (Chapter 1.1), followed by an overview of the direct market (Chapter 1.2), and the range of possible end-uses (Chapter 1.3). By the end of this section, growers should have a sense of whether grain might add value to their operation, what products they might want to sell, and who they might sell them to.
Heather Coiner, Common Grain Alliance
Target audience:
Ordering info:
Madelyn Smith
Common Grain Alliance
This product is associated with the project "A Modular Curriculum for Growing Food Grain for the Local Market"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.