Colorado Millet/Golden Prairie Images

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General Millet Images

Bryce Hediger in a Millet Field, photo by Bryce Hediger in a Millet Field
Millet Field, photo by Millet Field
Millet Field, photo by Millet Field
Golden Prairie Logo, photo by Golden Prairie Logo
Hediger Farm, photo by Hediger Farm
Millet Field, photo by Millet Field
Millet Field, photo by Millet Field
Heidger Farm Mural by Susan Dailey, photo by Hediger Farm Mural
Millet, photo by Millet Field
Jean and Randy, photo by Jean and Randy
Jean Hediger, photo by Jean Hediger
Organic Crops Sign, photo by Organic Crops

Golden Prairie in the News

Farmers Flying Drones May Soon Be Given Clearance
by Julie Turkewitz
New York Times
May 15, 2015
NUNN, Colo. — As the sun peeks over the fields of organic grain in this grassy patch of the state, some mornings, a dark dot appears in the sky as well, and a loud buzz slices through the pastoral scene... » read more

NICHE WORK: Farmers turn to unusual crops as foodie demand grows
by Adam Stone
USA Today Special Edition, U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 12, 2015
About 15 years ago, Jean Hediger's family farm started growing millet as a springtime alternative to wheat. Today, the 3,400 acre Golden Prairie in northeast Colorado partners with more than a dozen other growers to put 10,000 acres of the specialty grain under the plow... » read more

Maltstress and CEO Twila Henley is guiding her gluten-free malt provider to exponential growth that takes advantage of Colorado's U.S.-leading millet crop
by Eric Peterson
Company Week
May 4, 2015
Henley moved to Fort Collins in 2010 to pursue a graduate degree in food science, but a brewing science and technology lit her entrepreneurial fuse. A classmate was skipping the tastings during tours of local breweries. Henley learned she wasn't drinking because she had celiac disease -- along with one out of every 100 people in the U.S. The disease makes gluten in wheat and barley a big no-no... » read more

As Celiac and Gluten Sensitivities Gain Prominence, Drug Companies Race to Find Treatments
by Andrew Pollack
The New York Times
April 28, 2015
Like many people with a sensitivity to gluten, Kristen Sweet avoids the protein in wheat that can make her sick. But when she eats at a friend’s house or a restaurant, she cannot be certain that the food is absolutely gluten-free... » read more

Case Study: Organic farming meets hi-tech monitoring
Drone Apps
April 16, 2015
In 1989 Jean Hediger’s 25 hectare family farm near Fort Collins became one of Colorado’s first certified organic growers. A quarter of a century later and three generations of her family farm 1,400 hectares in the high plains of eastern Colorado as well as working with over a dozen growers cultivating more than 4,000 hectares to market organic grains through the family’s Golden Prairie marketing and distribution company... » read more