Previous Events

The Michigan Wheat Program develops two in-person events annually. Those events are packed full of grower-focused programming.  We take great care to have the presentations videotaped, so that you can go back and see them at your leisure or when it is pertinent to your operation. The topics for each event are listed below. Simply click to see all of the full agenda and access the presentations, handouts and videos.

2023

Winter Grower Meeting

The 2023 Winter Annual Meeting is set for Weds., February 22 at the MSU Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Farm, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI.  Click here for agenda.

Summer Field Day

Planning.

2022

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s 10th annual Winter Grower Meeting was held at the Eagle Eye Conference Center in Bath.  Click here to see the full agenda and to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Yield Enhancement Network, Dr. Dave Hooker production discussion, New Variety releases

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s 10th annual Summer Field Day was held at the Saginaw Valley MSU Research & Extension Center in Frankenmuth. Click here to see the full agenda and to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Management, Canopy, Weed Control Planting, Variety Releases, Seed Treatment, Disease

2021

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s 10th annual Winter Grower Meeting was held at the Eagle Eye Conference Center in Bath. Click here to see the full agenda and to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Marketing, Kansas high yields, Europe’s wheat yields, Fine tuning wheat, research update

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s 10th annual Summer Field Day was held at the Saginaw Valley MSU Research & Extension Center in Frankenmuth. Click here to see the full agenda and to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Weed control, Seed placement, Disease management, Harvesting, Grain & Straw, Varieties

2020

Winter Grower Meeting

This event was canceled.

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s eighth annual Field Day was held virtually this year as the Coronavirus single-handedly shut down MSU and its research farms to the public. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Roughstalk bluegrass, Precision planting, Disease management, Planting, Seeding, Grain & Straw, Variety improvement

2019

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s sixth annual Winter Grower Meeting was held at the MSU Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center (SVREC) in Frankenmuth. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: New varieties, National issues, MWP Update, Roughstalk bluegrass, Fusarium head blight, Production roundtable w.MSU experts

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s 10th annual Summer Field Day was held at the Saginaw Valley MSU Research & Extension Center in Frankenmuth. Click here to see the full agenda and to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Disease management, Fusarium head blight management through varieties, Roughstalk bluegrass, Fertility management, Planting population, Singulating seed, Interseeding

2018

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s fifth annual Field Day was held at the MSU Plant Pathology Research Center in Lansing. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: High yielding wheat, MWP Update, Grower needs survey, Farm Bill update, German production panel

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s sixth annual Field Day was held at the MSU Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center (SVREC) in Frankenmuth.  Access our agenda here to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Precision planting, Variety improvement, Weed control, Fungicide treatment, Soil fertility & nutrient management, Disease management, Fusarium head blight management through varieties, Phosphorous, No American Millers Assn update, Crop marketing

2017

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s fourth annual Winter Grower Meeting was held at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ videos, handouts and slide handouts.

Topics Include: Marketing, MWP Update, Grower panel of yield winners, Grower needs survey, Sustainability, Wheat genetics, Fungal diseases

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s fifth annual Field Day was held at the MSU Plant Pathology Research Center in Lansing. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

Topics include: Disease management, Variety performance, Weed control, Nutrient management-macro, micro, mixes, Establishment, Marketing, National activities

2016

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s fourth annual Winter Grower Meeting was held at Eagle Eye Conference Center in Bath. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ handouts, videos and slide

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s fourth annual Field Day was held at the MSU Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center in Frankenmuth. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ videos, slide decks and handouts.

2015

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s third annual Winter Grower Meeting was held in Frankenmuth. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ handouts, videos and slide decks.

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s third annual Field Day was held in Lansing at the MSU Pathology Farm. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ handouts and video presentations.

2014

Winter Grower Meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program’s second annual Winter Grower Meeting was held in East Lansing. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ handouts and presentation slides.

Summer Field Day

The Michigan Wheat Program’s Summer Field Day in Frankenmuth. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ handouts and video presentations.

2013

Winter Grower Meeting

Michigan Wheat Program’s Winter Grower Meeting was held in Frankenmuth. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ handouts and presentation slides.

Summer Field Day

Michigan Wheat Program’s Summer Field Day was held in East Lansing in conjunction with Farm Journal‘s Wheat College program. Access our agenda here to see presenters’ handouts and presentation slides.