Sponsored by UCCS Human Physiology & Nutrition Department, Grain School online is a foundational course that builds knowledge and hands-on practical skills for university students and community participants. University students take Grain School Online as a regular academic course taught in the semester. Community students can register for 3 different short courses or opt to take all three courses.
Grain School Online is an annual online course building the foundation for students to take Grain School in the Field. Grain School in the Field is a field-based course with greater hands-on learning offered across Colorado with a changing curriculum annually.
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HPN 3001 (1 continuing education unit)
Description: This course focuses on grain basics, biodiversity, crop science and improvement, history and culture, the role of grain (and legumes) in regenerative agriculture, soil health, and climate change, production and processing, quality control, infrastructure needs, milling and malting, economics, and cooperatives.
Part 1 is co-hosted by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) and focuses on cooperatives and the grain value chain.
Audience: Anyone interested in whole and heritage grain production, processing, milling. Farmers, millers, backyard growers. Also, bakers, chefs, brewers, teachers, health and nutrition professionals, students, educators, and community organizers.
Live Check-In Sessions: Thursdays (4.30-6pm MST)
Introduction to Heritage Grain Diversity and the Heritage Grain Chain
History and Culture
Crop Science, Crop Improvement, and Seed banks
The Role of Grains (and Legumes) in Regenerative Agriculture, Soil, and Climate Change
Production, Handling, Processing, and Infrastructure
Milling and Malting
Grain Quality and Safety
Value Chains, Cooperatives, and Grain Economics
Hands-on: Breakfasts with Heritage Grains