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Surviving Hard Times

Jan 11, 2023

Wild rice isn’t just uniquely delicious: it’s highly nutritious and takes a lot of careful work to grow. 

Learn the ins and outs of breeding and cultivating wild rice in Minnesota from Jennifer Kimball, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota.

Tune in to explore:

  • Environmentally responsible practices in wild rice breeding and cultivation
  • The purpose and importance of “seed shattering”
  • How long people have been breeding wild rice compared to other grain crops like wheat and corn
  • Wild rice planting to harvesting - how long does it take?

Press play to hear the full conversation and learn more about Kimball’s work at Jennifer A Kimball | Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics (

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