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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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Michigan’s wheat crop looking positive!

The Michigan Wheat Program along with the Michigan State University (MSU) wheat systems specialist are giving a “thumb’s up” to the outlook for Michigan’s 2024 winter wheat crop.

Wheat producers and industry representatives have been wondering about the impacts of the unseasonably mild 2023-2024 winter on this year’s crop. Of course, the relationship is complicated.

MSU’s wheat specialist, Dennis Pennington noted that while wheat dormancy had broken in mid-March, green-up of the crop had not occurred in most parts of the state.  At the same time, there has been no widespread “ponding” of water in wheat fields that can damage wheat’s growing point and ultimately diminish yields.

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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.

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


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.