Agenda released for Michigan Wheat Program’s Annual Winter Grower meeting

The Michigan Wheat Program announced that its Winter Annual Meeting will take place Weds., February 23, 2022, at Eagle Eye Conference Center in Bath.

A key focus of the program will be the Great Lakes YEN 2021 pilot program, and ever-popular keynote speaker Dave Hooker from the University of Guelph.

The day’s full agenda includes:

8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.  Registration, Continental Breakfast and 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

10:30 a.m.  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   LUNCH – Industry Displays

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?, Dr. Dave Hooker, University of Guelph, Ontario,  Canada

2:30 p.m.  2020, 2021 Wheat Yield Contest Recognition and Announcement, Dennis Pennington

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 and Final 2022 YEN Sign Up, Dennis Pennington

3:30 p.m.   ADJOURN, Dave Milligan

Registration is quick, easy and free!  The registration brochure and link to register is found at at the top of the “What’s Hot” column on the left edge.  Farmers may also register by phone by calling:  888-WHEAT01 (888-943-2801).

Vendors wishing to join the trade show should email Michigan Wheat Program executive director Jody Pollok-Newsom at [email protected] or call 888-943-2801 as soon as possible.