Heartland Chia: Cultivating new crop opportunities

As a 4th generation grain farmer and entrepreneur, Chris Kummer was intrigued when he learned in 2009 that professors at the University of Kentucky were developing a new variety of chia that would grow in Kentucky's climate.


"Drs. Tim Philips and David Hildebrand were using traditional plant...

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The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is a 501 (c)-3 non-profit organization established to facilitate agricultural and rural business development in Kentucky. KCARD is supported through grants from the USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant program and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

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