Wheat webinar series features Facebook live option

Facebook live options added to 2021 Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series, with first speaker Angie Setzer focusing on marketing.

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Angie Setzer will talk about wheat marketing at the first Wheat Wisdom Webinar on Feb. 17. Photo by Dennis Pennington, MSU.

Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Wheat Program’s six-part Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at 8 a.m. via Zoom with a focus on wheat marketing for 2021 and beyond. Each Wednesday webinar begins at 8 a.m. and runs 90 minutes. The webinars will also be available via Facebook for live viewing and interaction. Check in through your Facebook account and watch at Michigan Wheat or MSU Extension Field Crops. Thanks to our partnership with Terry Henne and WSGW, you can also watch by viewing the Facebook pages of WSGW Radio, Farm Service 790 and 94.5 The Moose.

The first webinar presenter is Angie Setzer, vice president of grain for Citizens Elevator, LLC, in Charlotte, Michigan, who will speak on market outlook for wheat. She manages five elevator locations and has an extensive background in a unique direct-ship cash grain program. Setzer writes Pro Farmers’ weekly “Cash is King” column, is the @GoddessofGrain on Twitter and a frequent commentator on the Weather Channel, AgDay, US Farm Report and other media.

After a quick update on Michigan wheat happenings by Michigan Wheat Program executive director, Jody Pollok-Newsom, Setzer will provide the keynote presentation followed a question-and-answer session.

There is one CCA and one RUP credit for each workshop so long as participants attend via Zoom and take the survey at the end to enter their information. To register for the Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series via Zoom, visit 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.

The schedule and speaker lineup 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

As is customary, the Michigan Wheat Program’s 2021 Winter Wheat Wisdom Webinars will be free to Michigan wheat farmers and friends of the Michigan wheat industry. Advance registration is required if you plan to attend via Zoom so that you will receive the link the Monday prior to the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Pennington at pennin34@msu.edu or 269-832-0497.

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