Farmers in Kan. seek to expand test plots of Ethiopian grain into marketable fields of teff

July 29th, 2010 | by addis portal |

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are studying an Ethiopian cereal grain known as teff as a possible alternative crop for the state.
The Solomon Valley Resource Conservation and Development Area and the Kansas Black Farmers Association are hosting a teff field day Aug. 5 south of Woodston. Speakers will present information about teff and answer questions. Lunch will include teff products to sample.

The black farmers group has been researching the idea under a government grant. Project acres have grown from 50 the first year to nearly 250 the third year.

They want to expand teff in Kansas from test plots to market-sized plots of the grain.

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