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Ancient Grains May Offer New Opportunities for Wyoming Producers, UW Extenstion Reports


March 23, 2023

Caitlin Youngquist.

Emmer (left) and einkorn (right) test plots in Hot Springs County, Wyoming.

Laramie, Wyo.-March 16, 2023-Wyoming may be well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for products made with ancient grains, a new study by the University of Wyoming Extension suggests.

The publication, titled "Growing Einkorn, Emmer, and Spelt in Wyoming," analyzes the results of four years of trials conducted on Wyoming farms and agricultural experiment stations. These experiments tested the viability of producing three types of ancient wheat suitable for Wyoming growing conditions.

"These ancient grains provide an alternative to malt barley and wheat grown in the Bighorn Bas...

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