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.
With the Commodity Classic taking place in Orlando, March 9-11, the Michigan wheat industry will mark the end of a very big ‘first.’
Cass City wheat farmer David Milligan will step down from the Executive Committee of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) during their meetings just prior to Commodity Classic. Milligan, currently NAWG Past President, served an unprecedented two consecutive years as President of the National Association of Wheat Growers before moving to Past President last year. Prior to that he served in both the Treasurer and Secretary positions.
As COVID dramatically limited his participation in 2020-2021 NAWG activities, the NAWG Board elected him to a second term as president – notably the first time that Michigan had ever led the NAWG Board. Milligan presided over his final NAWG Board meeting in March 2022, during the Commodity Classic in New Orleans.
The first-ever group of emerging Michigan leaders graduating from the MI Ag CORE Leadership Program.
The Michigan Wheat Program has released a major next-generation revision of its website including a mobile-friendly platform, many new research reports, more page-one focus on events and activities, and significant wheat linkages to Michigan State University and other partners.
Read results of 125 varieties in MSU’s 2022 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