Powell Research and Extension Center hosts gluten-free dry bean production session

A free seminar on gluten-free dry bean production is 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 14, at the Powell Research and Extension Center.

Wyoming Seed Certification Service manager Mike Moore will discuss the entire production process for maintaining the gluten-free status of dry beans, from planting to packaging, said Jeremiah Vardiman, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

Vardiman said dry beans are a natural fit for a gluten-free niche market because dry beans are naturally gluten free.

“However, this product could be contaminated with gluten through the harvesting, milling and packaging process,” he said.

The new Gluten Free Dry Bean Production manual will be highlighted and will be available at the seminar or upon request.

For more information, contact Vardiman at 307-754-8836.