Published Aug 23, 2019

Market Development and Grain Handling for Artisan Grain Products – John Wepking

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


John and Halee Wepking operate Meadowlark Organics farm near Ridgeway, Wisconsin. with their farm partner and mentor Paul Bickford, growing organic row crops with a primary emphasis on small grains and dry beans for human consumption.

In this video, John gives an overview of the critical production and post-harvest handling requirements for a food-grade, artisan end product and delve into their process of establishing value-added, artisan, food-grade markets for their flours and other grain products.

This presentation was part of Practical Farmers of Iowa’s Rotationally Raised: Making Small Grains Work conference on August 15-16, 2019 in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Learn more about PFI’s small grains work.