2022 Winter Grower Meeting

Eagle Eye, Grand Garden Room  – 5500 Chandler Road, Bath, MI 48808
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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, Dave Milligan, President, National Association of Wheat Growers  (NAWG) 9:15 a.m. – Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Pilot Program and Recognition of Award Winners, Dennis Pennington, MSU Wheat Specialist

9:30 a.m. – YEN Grower Panel, Dennis Pennington, moderator
  • Jeff Krohn, Great Lakes YEN 1st place for % of yield potential and Mich. YEN yield 1st place
  • Dwight Bartle, Mich. YEN yield potential #3 and Mich. YEN yield 4th place
  • Brad Kamprath, Mich. YEN participant and MWP Board Member

Grower Panel: Lessons Learned in the First Year of the Great Lake Yield Enhancement Network

10:30 a.m. – BREAK – Industry Displays 11 a.m. –  What Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Found for MI Wheat, Dennis Pennington 11:30 a.m. –  National Wheat Perspective, Dave Milligan 11:45 a.m. –  Farm Service Agency (FSA) Update from a Wheat Farmer’s Perspective, Tim Boring, Michigan FSA Director 12 noon –  Industry Displays and Lunch 1 p.m. – MI Wheat Program Update, Jody Pollok-Newsom, MI Wheat Program Executive Director 1:15 p.m. – MI Wheat Program Awards, Jeff Krohn, MI Wheat Program Board Chairman; Jody Pollok-Newsom 1:30 p.m.- Keynote Wheat Presentation: What’s missing in your wheat production? Dave Hooker, University of Guelph 2:30 p.m. – 2020, 2021 Wheat Yield Contest Recognition and Announcement, Dennis Pennington
  • Jeff Krohn, 1st place Michigan and national 1st place high yield winter wheat dryland
  •  Dwight Bartle, 2nd place Michigan
  • Nancy Bartle, 3rd place Michigan
2:45 p.m. –  New Varieties-What’s on the Horizon for Growers, Dr. Eric Olson, MSU Wheat Breeder 3:20 p.m. – Resources for 2022 & RUP (8)/CCA (4.5) Credits for Growers & Final YEN Sign Up, Dennis Pennington 3:30 p.m.  – Adjourn, David Milligan