Welcome to the website of the Michigan Wheat Program, the check-off program for Michigan wheat farmers. The Michigan Wheat Program was voted in by the state’s wheat farmers in July 2011 and reaffirmed through a continuation vote in 2016 and again in 2021. The program benefits the state’s nearly 8,000 wheat farmers who grow wheat in more than 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties.
The spring-like weather of early February reminds us that the 2024 growing season is coming quickly. Before we know it, wheat will be greening up and headed for harvest.
But you still have time to attend the Michigan Wheat Program’s 12th Annual Winter Grower Meeting! It takes place Weds., Feb. 21, beginning at 8:15 a.m. with registration at the Eagle Eye Conference Center, 15500 Chandler Rd., in Bath.
The official registration period for YEN has passed, however, if you are still interested in participating, contact Dennis Pennington or Jody Pollok-Newsom to inquire about late sign up. It is still possible to sign up, we just need to know so we can add you to the mailing list for materials and for the launch meeting as those projects are already in motion.
Lansing, Mich. (Nov. 8, 2023) – Wheat yields of up to 173 bushels per acre and potential yields of more than 100% put those growers in the winners’ circle of the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) for the 2022-2023 program!
A vital piece of the Michigan Wheat Program’s research agenda was just released with publication of the 11th consecutive year of high-management wheat research trials.
Read results of 125 varieties in MSU’s 2023 trials.
Find the Michigan Wheat Program-sponsored events here. Includes full agenda and access the presentations, handouts and videos.
The Michigan Wheat Program board has put its support behind the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).
Michigan Wheat Program assists growers in identifying wheat ailments
A publication developed through research results from the first 10 years of the program, outlining the necessities of wheat production.