MSU and Michigan Wheat Program announce wheat webinar series

National and international wheat experts share their knowledge during the virtual Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series starting Feb. 17, 2021.

Wheat field
Photo by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension

While the pandemic persists across the globe, advancing knowledge and expertise in wheat production remains. Virtual technology allows people to come together from anywhere they are in the world. In a typical year, the Michigan Wheat Program and Michigan State University Extension would host an annual meeting where farmers and agribusiness come together face to face and share research, ideas and issues to advance the wheat industry in Michigan. This year, however, we will host the Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series. One benefit of going virtual is we can bring a remarkable set of speakers from across the globe to share their expertise with us.

The Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series takes place on Wednesdays from 8-9:30 a.m. The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 17 – Wheat Marketing
Angie Setzer, vice president of Grain, Citizens Elevator, LLC, in Charlotte, Michigan

Feb. 24 – Fall Wheat Management and Combine Residue Management
Phil Needham, Needham Ag Technologies in Calhoun, Kentucky

March 3 – Checkoff into Practice: Research on High-Yielding Wheat in Kansas
Romulo Lollato, associate professor of wheat and forages, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

March 10 – Enhancing Wheat Yields in Europe and the US
Pete Berry, head of crop physiology and principal scientist, ADAS, in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

March 17 – Fine Tuning Wheat
Peter Johnson, wheat expert and retired provincial cereal specialist for Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs in Ontario, Canada

March 24 – Wheat Crop and Research Update
Dennis Pennington, wheat specialist, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan

Each session will include the main speaker and time for a question-and-answer session, followed by a brief update on Michigan Wheat Program happenings. One CCA CEU (crop management) and one RUP credit will be awarded via a survey at the conclusion of each workshop, except marketing.

Admission to the Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series is free and open to everyone. Registration for each of the six sessions and additional information is available at the Michigan Wheat Program website. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation. The Monday prior to the webinar, you will receive a reminder email with the link and instructions to access the Zoom webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Pennington at or 269-832-0497.

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