Camelina Open House Field Day:

June 27, 2018

Southern Research and Outreach Center
35838 120th Street
Waseca, MN

Transforming Food, Fuel and Feed in Minnesota

Waseca, MN. — The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the curious public to an open house event at the Southern Research and Outreach Center 35838 120th Street Waseca, MN. Throughout the event, scheduled for June 27, 2018, attendees will learn about winter camelina, an exciting new oilseed crop currently in the research and development phase, which has the potential to transform food, fuel and feed in Minnesota.

The Field Day event will highlight current research and work underway to launch camelina into Minnesota’s agricultural landscape. Visitors will see camelina growing in the field and learn from UMN agronomists best production practices. In addition, an oil press, provided by AURI, will press camelina seed to show how the oil and meal is extracted and the UMN Food Science department will be on-hand talking about the many potential opportunities for end-uses of camelina oil and meal.

Visitors are welcome to stop in anytime between 9:30AM and 12:30 PM on June 27th to explore and learn. Visitors who want a more in-depth understanding of camelina can participate in a guided tour. The first will begin at 10am with the second starting at 11:30. A meal will be served from 12:30 – 1:30 and will feature a menu item that includes camelina oil.

The event hosts request all attendees register for the event and tours beforehand in order to plan for meals and parking. Please register by simply clicking the registration button below.  For more information contact Connie Carlson at 612-709-6790 or e-mail her at carl5114@umn.edu. Inquiries can also be sent to:  the Southern Research and Outreach Center 35838 120th Street Waseca, MN 56093.

This event is made possible by generous support from the USDA: AFRI, NRCS, CIG, NIFA and NCR – SARE.

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