AGC is a home for Midwest farmers, makers, advocates, and eaters that have joined forces to take care of our lands and communities through the production and enjoyment of diverse, regionally-grown grains. From seed to table, we seek to support farming practices developed by Indigenous people, farmers of color, and other historic cultures so that we can all live healthier and more sustainable lives. Trusting relationships form the base of a thriving regional grainshed – we invite you to dig into these connections with our short film series!
From seed to final product, the food we eat passes through many hands. We explore that journey of the farmer, the miller, and the baker, and how the work they do is so intertwined.
This episode features Beth McConnon and Mark Askegaard of Askegaard Organic Farm, Patrick Wylie of Baker's Field Flour And Bread, and Tiffany Singh and Christopher MacLeod of Laune Bread reflecting on how they came to work together, what they find meaningful about their partnerships, and how their work is fostering development of the regional grainshed.
identify and develop staple crop varieties that work well for farms, food, and drink.
collaborate to offer a variety of grains and flavors in baked goods reflecting the bounty of the Midwest.
meet at farms, mills, malthouses, and bakeries for field days to learn and strengthen relationships.
are connected and important to the people who grow and make their food. Their support helps cultivate food systems change.
As a member-led network, AGC was grateful to have the input from members on this project, including a dedicated Core Planning Team that included Julie Doll of Michigan Agriculture Advancement, Jenny Haglund of Bird Dog Baking, Sam Koentopp of Big Green, Christopher MacLeod of Laune Bread, and Claire Smith of Tenera Grains/Teffola.
Thank you to the Food & Farm Communications Fund for seeing the value in this effort and providing the seed funds to begin the work, and to Food:Land:Opportunity for additional financial support for this project.
Finally, a hearty thank you to Boxing Worm Creative Company. You put your hearts into this project and it shows!