handful of grainSmall grains have long played an important role in Maine agriculture, and their value is increasing with new markets for a greater variety of grains, pulses, and oilseeds. Here you will find information on growing these field crops for feed, food, and energy.

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Our Maine Grain and Oilseed Newsletter provides production and research information to Maine’s grain, pulse, and oilseed producers. Information includes tips on production, fertility, marketing, pest management, and more.

Our Fact Sheets, Videos, and Research Reports provide information on growing small grains, pulses and oilseeds, including variety selection, seeding methods, weed and disease management, fertility management, grain quality requirements for specific markets, and crop enterprise budgets. As well, see videos of local grain economies in Denmark and Quebec.,.

Our Maine Grain Conference is held annually in late winter and features topics related to production, processing, and local use of food and feed grains, with expert speakers from around the region. Recordings of talks from the 2018 conference that had to be cancelled can be found by clicking the above “Fact Sheets, Videos, and Research Reports” link.  Check back in early 2019 for information about the 2019 Maine Grain Conference.

Our Soil and Agronomy Workshop is held in mid-winter and also features speakers from around the region.