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  • Perennial Grains

    Connecting and informing farmers, researchers, & the perennial grain community

  • Small Grains

    MSU Extension supports the growing small grains operation fully, and provides an educational opportunity to maintain their knowledge and stay up to date with the information and resources provided.

  • Label language: Whole grains

    Published on December 16, 2013
    Make at least half your grains whole grains by confirming they are 100 percent whole and not enriched.

  • Gluten free whole grains

    Published on March 1, 2013
    Including whole grains in your daily diet is important and there are whole grains available without gluten for those with sensitivity or disease.

  • Diversify your grains

    Published on September 27, 2012
    Americans might fare better nutritionally with more variety in our whole grain consumption when considering that 55 to 60 percent of our total energy intake daily should come from carbohydrates.

  • Vary your whole grains

    Published on January 31, 2013
    Trying new and different whole grain foods adds interest and flavor to meals and snacks.

  • Whole grains for breakfast

    Published on March 2, 2012
    Oatmeal can be the perfect breakfast on chilly winter mornings. So can amaranth, farro, quinoa, millet, barley and wheat berries.

  • Eat healthy with whole grains

    Published on March 22, 2012
    Whole grains are an important part of your diet. Learn how to make half of your grains whole.

  • Tips for storing whole grains

    Published on August 18, 2015
    Keep these nutritious grains fresh by storing them properly.

  • Managing weight with whole grains

    Published on December 26, 2013
    Research shows that consuming while grains may help with weight management.

  • Using small grains for forage

    Published on April 10, 2012
    Small grains such as barley, oats, triticale and wheat can be excellent forage crops in the form of pasture, hay and silage. With uncertain weather this spring and summer, planning ahead by planting small grains as an emergency crop is a good idea.

  • Crop Budget Estimator Tool for Grains (Detailed)

    Published on October 29, 2020
    This is the detailed version of the Crop Budget Estimator Tool. This tool allows more in-depth analysis and budget construction.

  • Crop Budget Estimator Tool for Grains (Simple)

    Published on October 29, 2020
    This is the simple version of the Crop Budget Estimator Tool. This tool allows users to develop a quick crop budget using reasonably estimated figures.

  • Whole grains are delicious and healthy

    Published on February 16, 2012
    Increasing your intake of whole grains can be fun and healthy.

  • Facts on whole grains and gluten

    Published on September 11, 2013
    Whole grains are essential to a well-rounded diet, and gluten provides essential vitamins and minerals to the body.

  • Make the most of your grains

    Published on November 27, 2012
    Feel full and boost energy by incorporating whole grains in your day.

  • Saving money on grains and dairy

    Published on July 30, 2013
    Whole grains and dairy – Healthy and cost less

  • Food mysteries – Part 1: Exploring grains

    Published on January 12, 2016
    Wheat, corn, rice, oats, rye and barley are some of the common grains people eat. Let’s explore the science and mysteries of grains.

  • Choose healthy grains for a healthy breakfast

    Published on April 16, 2012
    These healthy choices include everything from cereal to muffins to pancakes. With so much variety, there's no excuse for kids and adults NOT to include healthy grains at breakfast.