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Organic Wheat in Denmark

Organic bread wheat farmers, millers, and researchers from Maine and Vermont traveled to Denmark October 25-30 to visit with our Danish counterparts.

We learned about production issues, milling techniques, marketing strategies, and heritage varieties; and we brought back new ideas, validation of our efforts at home, a renewed focus on quality and marketing, and a new appreciation of hearty rye breads.

The trip was organized by Ellen Mallory (University of Maine Cooperative Extension) in collaboration with Anders Borgen (Agrologica) and other Danish colleagues who Ellen met during a sabbatical year in Denmark.

Participants of the Denmark Tour Partcipants walking beside a tilled field during Denmark Tour
Partcipants during Denmark Tour Participants look at wheat during Denmark Tour

University of Maine; University of Vermont Extension, Cultivating Healthy Communities