Episode 76. Growing and Processing Oilseed and Hemp
In this episode, Al Kurki, a specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, at NCAT’s headquarters in Butte, Montana, talks about growing oilseed and oilseed production with Bob Quinn of Big Sandy, Montana.
Bob operates Quinn Farms and the Oil Barn in Big Sandy, Montana. The Oil Barn is a processing plant that produces 100% organic, high-oleic safflower oil that is grown and pressed in Montana.
Al and Bob discuss growing oilseeds, processing them on the farm, and marketing the oil to institutional and retail markets – along with some sound advice for producers who might be interested in growing oilseeds.
Bob also was one of 14 Montana farmers who began growing hemp in 2017 under an experimental program administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture. He talks about his experience growing hemp, and what he learned.
For more information on this topic, you can contact Al Kurki directly at email@example.com.
Related ATTRA Resources:
The Oil Barn website
The Oil Barn Facebook
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