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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.

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You’re invited! Come to the June 25th Summer Field Day featuring wagon ride tours through the wheat field research plots!

Register soon for the Michigan Wheat Program’s 12th Annual Summer Field Day! It begins at 8:15 a.m. on Tues., June 25 at the MSU Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., in Frankenmuth. The program concludes at 2 pm.

On-site check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m.  Before wagons pull out in the morning and again at the lunch hour, Dr. Jan Byrne of the MSU Plant Diagnostics Center will accept and evaluate ailing wheat specimens brought in by growers. These diagnostic evaluations are covered by the Michigan Wheat Program again this year as part of the check-off’s “farmer perks.”

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news and announcements

Michigan Wheat Program releases positive outlook on 2024 harvest

Lansing, Mich.  (March 31, 2024) – Following last month’s Winter Annual Meeting and the newly released planting intentions from the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS), the Michigan Wheat Program along with the Michigan State University (MSU) wheat systems specialist have put together a very optimistic outlook for the 2024 winter wheat crop.

Michigan Wheat Program in Partnership with MSU releases high-management results from the 2023 MSU Wheat Performance Trials

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.

Grower Resources

2023 MSU Wheat Performance Trials

Read results of 125 varieties in MSU’s 2023 trials.

View Past Annual Meeting & Field Day Programs

Find the Michigan Wheat Program-sponsored events here. Includes full agenda and access the presentations, handouts and videos.

MAEAP Scholarship

The Michigan Wheat Program board has put its support behind the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

Free Diagnostics

Michigan Wheat Program assists growers in identifying wheat ailments

Publications

The accomplishments of the first 10 years of the Michigan Wheat Program.

 A publication developed through research results from the first 10 years of the program,  outlining the necessities of wheat production.

An educational piece about gluten including what it is, does and why its important.

A publication developed by the Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development highlighting the state’s commodities. Check out the wheat page.

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