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:
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)
Wheat Pete and Pennington Production Palooza
Peter Johnson, Dennis Pennington
Parting Thoughts: Tips and Reminders as You Hit the Field in 2024
While attendance and lunch are free, pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate food, seating and handout materials. Click here to register. https://miwheat.org/2024-winter-grower-meeting-registration/
In-person attendance awards 1 nutrient management and 3.5 crop management CCA credits or RUP credits (applied for). See you in Bath!