grain school public forum


The purpose of the Grain School Public Forum is to reach out to the Front Range community to share the celebration of heritage grains and mobilize momentum in re-establishing heritage and ancient grains in the Rocky Mountain West. The public forum is filled with surprises! With keynotes, artisan panels, and experts from across the US, the Forum sparks interest through tasting the deliciousness of freshly baked sourdough breads and pizzas made with heritage grains, creative brews, and spirits. During the talks, our graduate students serve little samplers of Grain School's creative dishes in concert with topics highlighted in the forum! 

The Grain School Public Forum is scheduled for Saturday January 18, from 6-9.30pm (doors open to the market place at 5pm). The Public Forum is a free event and open to the public. Registration is required. 

Grain School Public Forum Flyer

UCCS Grain School Public Forum, Saturday night 5.00-9.30PM

Dedication of the Grain School Public Forum to Our dear friend Russel Saunkeah

Location: Berger Hall (Doors open at 5.00pm)

Market Place, Colorado Grain Chain Interactive Demo Area, Book Signings, and  Music by the River Arkansas Band 

5.00-7:00pm Happy Hour with Local Colorado Brews and Spirits!

7:00-7:10pm Welcome by Kevin Laudner, Dean Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences

7:10-7:40pm Celebrating Grain Artisans: Farmers, Millers and Bakers to the Stage! Nanna Meyer

7:40-8:00pm Grain Chain Film Preview by Andrew Calabrese, University of Colorado, Boulder


8:00-8:40pm Bob Quinn: Community not Commodity!

An Excerpt from “Grain by Grain”

8:40-8:55pm Colorado Grain Chain: Value Proposition 


unfortunately the keynote is cancelled due to travel delays from Iowa. 

A Message from UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

9-9.15pm Nanna Meyer 

The Staff of Life & The Ethics of Eating


9.15-9:30pm Nanna Meyer with UCCS Grain Citizens!

UCCS Grain School Recap and the Way Forward!

Student Grain Journeys:

Krista Loos, UCCS Alumni, Dietetic Intern

Jack O’Connor, UCCS Student, Food Next Door

Merri Metcalfe, UCCS Alumni & Doctoral Student, Washington State University