Dec 10

C.O.W.S. - Conversations On the Wonders of Science

A Northfield Science Cafe

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
6:00 pm / Imminent Brewing
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519 Division St S #2, Northfield, MN 55057

The Cannon Valley Carleton Club invites you to

Kernza Beer Tasting &
The Science of Developing a Perennial Grain

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Imminent Brewing
519 Division St S #2
Northfield, MN 55057

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Scientists have recently developed a perennial grain - trade named Kernza. A perennial grain could give farmers a crop to replace corn and soybeans. Unlike those annual crops, a perennial grain would better protect the soil from wind and water erosion year-round. But before farmers can plant this new crop, there needs to be a market for it. Hear how the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and other groups are working with local businesses to use Kernza to make bread and beer. You will have the opportunity to taste local beers made from Kernza, and also hear from university researchers about the environmental and economic benefits of growing perennial grains.

C.O.W.S. (Conversations on the Wonders of Science) is a monthly science café in Northfield. The goal of C.O.W.S is to engage with the public to increase scientific literacy and spread excitement about new scientific discoveries. C.O.W.S. is organized by Rika Anderson '06, Sarah Meerts, and Laura Listenberger. Everyone is welcome. Come join us to eat, drink, and talk about the wonders of science! You can also check out the C.O.W.S. website and the Facebook page.

Cost: Purchase your own drinks and/or food. The Hideaway delivers to C.O.W.S at Imminent at 6:00 p.m. for orders placed by 5:30 p.m.! Order using the Cloosiv app and use code ZE-KW9Y for 50% off your first order or call the Hideaway at (507) 664-0400.

No RSVPs needed.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 800-729-2586.

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Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: Krista Herbstrith, Alumni Relations