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