Register now for our Feb. 21st Winter Grower Meeting in Bath!

The spring-like weather of early February reminds us that the 2024 growing season is coming quickly.  Before we know it, wheat will be greening up and headed for harvest.

But you still have time to attend the Michigan Wheat Program’s 12th Annual Winter Grower Meeting!  It takes place Weds., Feb. 21, beginning at 8:15 a.m. with registration at the Eagle Eye Conference Center, 15500 Chandler Rd., in Bath.

Registration, continental breakfast and industry exhibits begin at 8:15 am, and the formal program starts at 9 and runs through 3:30 p.m.

The highlight of this year’s agenda is keynote presenter “Wheat Pete” Johnson from Ontario, a popular presenter with the Michigan wheat crowd.  Johnson is making two presentations as noted in the agenda below.

Wheat Pete and the Pennington Production Palooza” features an open discussion and dialogue with growers about wheat production recommendations and learnings from the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) that includes Canadian and Michigan wheat producers.

The full Annual Winter Meeting agenda includes:

New Varieties
Dr. Eric Olson, Michigan State University (MSU) Wheat Breeder

High Yielding Wheat: Setting the Stage
Peter Johnson, Ontario Wheat Consultant

      BREAK – Industry Displays

MI Wheat Program Update
Jody Pollok-Newsom, Executive Director

What’s Happening at the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development?
Dr. Tim Boring, Director

2023 Michigan Wheat Yield Contest Winners
Dennis Pennington, MSU Wheat Specialist

      Industry Displays & Lunch

Three’s a Charm for Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN)
Dennis Pennington

Wheat Pete and Pennington Production Palooza
Peter Johnson, Dennis Pennington

Parting Thoughts: Tips and Reminders as You Hit the Field in 2024
Dennis Pennington

While attendance and lunch are free, pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate food, seating and handout materials.  Click here to register.

In-person attendance awards 1 nutrient management and 3.5 crop management CCA credits or RUP credits (applied for).  See you in Bath!