Small Grains

Small grains crops like oats, wheat, barley, rye and triticale are seeing renewed interest by farmers in Iowa. Practical farmers members and others are generating information about how to source see, plant, manage and harvest these crops.

Iowa was once a nationwide leader in small grain production, especially oats, but many farm families haven’t grown them for a generation. Now that more and more members have become interested in growing small grains, Practical Farmers of Iowa’s staff and members have been busy compiling information about how to plant, harvest, store, and sell small grains.

More Small Grains Resources

Small Grains Business Directory

Benefits of Small Grains Infographic

Small Grains in the Cornbelt — 2016 Oat Pilot Report

Feeding Small Grains to Livestock — Meta-Analysis



University and Extension Research


Contact Information

For more information about small grains programming: contact Alisha Bower at alisha@practicalfarmers.org.