Strengthening Local Grain Economies. Caroline Sluyter, Stamp Program Manager, Whole Grains Council, was invited to speak on a panel with Kim Van Wormer and Matt Tavares from the Plimoth Grist Mill. Case studies were presented about the efforts to bolster local grain economies through connections made between small-scale grain farmers, micro-mills, and the consumer. They discussed the challenges and rewards of creating and strengthening these relationships.

The Maine Grain Alliance promotes beneficial uses of grain to establish food independence, good health, and purposeful jobs within economically viable communities. For more info, visit The Kneading Conference or read Caroline’s blog posted after the conference.