MI Wheat Program’s Winter Grower Meeting takes place Weds., Feb. 22 in Frankenmuth

The Michigan Wheat Program’s 11th Annual Winter Grower Meeting will be held Weds., Feb. 22 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center in Frankenmuth. Register now for this well-attended, wheat-specific event.

“The goal of the 2023 Annual Grower Meeting is to share production information with wheat farmers in the Great Lakes State,” said Jody Pollok-Newsom, executive director of the Michigan Wheat Program.

The Michigan Wheat Program Annual Meeting will recognize 2022 Michigan Wheat Yield Contest winners, MI Wheat board members and several topics of current interest to growers. The schedule is as follows:


8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.          Industry Displays

9 a.m.                              Welcome and Introductions, Jeff Krohn, Michigan Wheat Program Chairman

9:10 a.m.                        Wacky Weather and What it Means for Wheat, Dr. Jeff Andresen, State Climatologist

10:15 a.m.                       BREAK – Industry Displays

10:45 a.m.                      Announcement of New Varieties to be Released, Dr. Eric Olson, MSU Wheat Breeder

11:40 a.m.                       2022 Michigan Wheat Yield Contest, Dennis Pennington, MSU Wheat Specialist

12:00 noon                    Industry Displays and Lunch

1:00 p.m.                       Year #1 of Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network, Dennis Pennington

1:30 p.m.                        Grower Roundtable Discussion, Dennis Pennington, moderator

2:00 p.m.                      MI Wheat Program Update, Jody Pollok-Newsom, MI Wheat Program Executive Director

2:20 p.m.                      New Production Research for Planting, Dr. Manni Singh, Michigan State University Agronomist

3:00 p.m.                      Production Thoughts & Reminders as you Hit the Field in 2023 Dennis Pennington

3:30 p.m.                      Adjourn, Jeff Krohn, Michigan Wheat Program Chairman


Register now or get more information by Click here.

Meeting attendance is free to wheat growers and stakeholders, but pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate food, seating and handout materials. Five RUP and 4 1/2 CCA credits will be available. Lodging is available at many Frankenmuth-area hotels.