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Winter Annual Oilseeds: Virtual Field Day #3
Winter camelina (Camelina sativa) and pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) are new winter hardy annual oilseeds that have great potential for use as a cash cover crop that protect soil and water while also providing economic benefits to farmers in the Upper Midwest.

Register for this third in a series of three webinars on these new cash cover crops in research and development by UMN Forever Green Initiative.

This webinar will provide a 40 minute overview on market and supply chain development for these new oilseeds, including a panel conversation with industry representatives who are partnering with UMN and AURI to expand production and use of winter camelina and pennycress. Presentations will be followed by a 30 minute interactive question and answer session with team of UMN and AURI experts.

Session One: May 26
Overview of breeding, agronomic and environmental benefits of new winter annual oilseeds, winter camelina and pennycress.

Session Two: June 2
Food Science and End Use applications, including a cooking demonstration with Beth Dooley.

To view previous webinars: www.forevergreen.umn.edu

This webinar series event is made possible by generous support from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture competitive grant # (2019-69012-29851), NRCS, CIG, NIFA and NCR-SARE.

Jun 9, 2020 12:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Michael Stutelberg
Lead Scientist, Analytical and Bioproducts Laboratory @AURI
Michael Stutelberg leads and manages AURI’s Analytical and Bioproducts laboratories in Marshall. He provides support in chemical technologies and processing of value-added agricultural products. Michael received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from South Dakota State University. Stutelberg’s background includes experience in analytical method development and organic chemistry.
Swan Ray
Supply Chain Specialist @UMN-RSDP
Swan Ray is Supply Chain Development Specialist for University of Minnesota Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP). As a member of RSDP’s Statewide Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems team, Ray provides technical assistance for regional food system and sustainable agriculture projects and acts as a conduit between UMN researchers and industry partners. Her current work includes supply chain and market development for emerging oilseeds and small grains, such as winter camelina, hemp, hulless barley, and specialty wheat. Ray has 15 years of experience working within the natural foods industry and holds her MS in Supply Chain Management from Carlson School of Management and a BS in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.
Colin Cureton
Supply Chain Specialist @UMN Forever Green Initiative
Cureton has been working as dynamic food systems change-maker for over 10 years, providing applied research expertise in multiple roles across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Until recently, he worked for two U.S. food systems consulting firms, including serving as the National Food Policy Researcher for Blue Zones Project. Previously, he led supply chain and market development efforts for a regional farm-to-institution initiative in Southern CA, developed a multi-million dollar philanthropic platform for the Cargill Foundation, and engaged extensively with many other food systems development efforts in the Upper Midwest. He holds Masters degrees in Food Policy & Advanced Policy Analysis (MPP) and Applied Economics (MS) from the University of MN, where he is now honored to work with The Forever Green Initiative to advance the commercialization of a next generation of sustainable crops for the Upper Midwest.