Regional wheat field days offered in Gratiot and Huron counties

Join MSU Extension and Michigan Wheat Program for a small regional wheat field day near you.

People standing in a wheat field and discussing.
Photo by Jenna Falor, MSU Extension.

Join Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Wheat Program for one of two regional wheat field days, May 28 or May 30, 2024. These are in addition to Michigan Wheat Program’s annual summer field day, which is set for Tuesday, June 25.  

These regional field days are designed to be a little more informal for a shorter time, and with a smaller group, allowing more one-on-one interaction with Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension wheat specialist. These will be held in the field at two of our state wheat variety trials in Huron and Gratiot counties. This allows the opportunity to walk a local variety trial and talk with those who are managing it. Updates on current research projects in wheat will be discussed.  

If you have any poor-looking wheat, please feel free to bring in a sample with you and Pennington will help you determine what the issue is.  

No registration is required and we will have light refreshments at both of these meetings courtesy of the Michigan Wheat Program. 

Gratiot County wheat field day 

The first of the two field days will be held Tuesday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at L&H Farms, 5096 W. Roosevelt Rd, Middleton, MI 48856. Specialists will discuss current pest and disease pressures, variety selection and other seasonal considerations. This meeting has been approved for one restricted use pesticide (RUP) credit in Private Core or 1A. Two certified crop adviser (CCA) credits have been requested. 

If you have any questions about the Gratiot County wheat field day, please reach out to local MSU Extension field crops educator Monica Jean at 616-443-8782 or 

Huron County wheat field day 

The final field day will be hosted by Darwin Sneller on Thursday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The field is located on the southeast corner of Sebewaing Road and Bay Port Road near Sebewaing, Michigan. Pennington and Jenna Falor will be around to discuss wheat varieties in the field, management decisions, current pest pressures and more. We will also touch upon safety when applying products to fields. This meeting has been approved for two RUP credits in Private Core, Commercial Core or 1A. Two CCA credits for crop management have also been approved. 

If you have any questions about the Huron County wheat field day, please contact local MSU Extension field crops educator Jenna Falor at 517-449-9055 or 


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