Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network announces winners!

One of the key components of the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) is an annual yield contest.  With the numbers tallied, the Great Lakes YEN has released its top-producing wheat growers for the 2023 harvest.

Wheat yields of up to 173 bushels/acre and hitting potential yields over 100% put these growers in the winners’ circle of the 2022-2023 Great Lakes YEN!  The Michigan Wheat Program, Michigan State University, Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, and the University of Guelph together announced the winners of the 2022-2023 Great Lakes YEN.

Winners for highest yield potential

1st place:           Mark Davis (Ontario) – 117%

2nd place:          Jeffery Krohn (Mich.) – 107%

3rd place:          Wallace Loewen (Mich.) – 107%


Top-placers for yield

1st place:           Jeff Cook (Ont.) – 173 bu./acre

2nd place:          Nick Suwyn (Mich.) – 171 bu./acre

3rd place:          Jeffery Krohn (Mich.) – 167 bu./acre


Congratulations to all winners!

2024 Great Lakes YEN registration now open.  Wheat growers interested in joining the groundbreaking Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) should scroll down the home page and click “2024 Registration Open” under the “Action Needed” section.  Registration and more information are available at this link.  Registration for 2024 runs through February 2, 2024!

This data- and analysis-heavy program is costly to administer. Companies interested in sponsoring it should contact Jody Pollok-Newsom, executive director of the Michigan Wheat Program at