Kansas farmers are studying an Ethiopian
cereal grain known as teff as a possible alternative crop for the
The Solomon Valley Resource Conservation and Development Area
and the Kansas Black Farmers Association are hosting a teff field
day Aug. 5 south of Woodston. Speakers will present information
about teff and answer questions. Lunch will include teff products
The black farmers group has been researching the idea under a
government grant. Project acres have grown from 50 the first year
to nearly 250 the third year.
They want to expand teff in Kansas from test plots to
market-sized plots of the grain.