Michigan Wheat Program Preparing for Annual Winter Grower Meeting on February 22nd at the Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center

Lansing, Mich.  (January 2, 2023) – The Michigan Wheat Program is proud to announce its 11th Annual Winter Grower Meeting!  The event will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center in Frankenmuth.

The Annual Winter Grower Meeting opens at 8:15 a.m. with registration, a traditional continental breakfast and an opportunity to visit industry exhibits. Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.

“The goal of the 2023 Annual Grower Meeting is to share production information with growers in the great lakes state,” said Jody Pollok-Newsom, Executive Director of the Michigan Wheat Program. “We are able to do this through presentations and also our annual tradeshow of industry stakeholders in the wheat industry.”

The Michigan Wheat Program Annual Meeting will include the awarding of the Michigan Wheat Yield Contest winners, recognition of board members, announcement of the new varieties on the horizon, production research that is providing some unique recommendations, an update on the Michigan Wheat Program over the past year, a recap of the first full year of the new Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN), as well as recognizing the winners. As in past years, we will be back with our industry tradeshow.

“We are sticking with the February meeting time, which has proved very convenient to growers and researchers, alike,” said Jeff Krohn, chairman of the Michigan Wheat Program and an Owendale wheat producer.  “The recap of YEN and the presentations on improving wheat yield and quality are very important to wheat growers looking to get more out of their wheat crop.  Of course, our program is free of charge to all wheat growers and industry stakeholders in Michigan.”

Mark your calendars now, as registration will be live with the launch of our new website later this week. Meeting attendance is free to wheat growers and stakeholders, but pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate food, seating and handout materials, so make sure you check back and get registered.

The Michigan Wheat Program is funded by nearly 8,000 farmers who grow wheat in 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties. The Michigan Wheat Program board seeks to promote the state’s wheat industry by funding and supporting the strategic priorities of wheat farmers working with input from suppliers, seed producers, millers, end users and consumers.  Research on wheat production practices and grower education has been a continued focus for the organization.