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Michigan Wheat Program’s wheat-tastic 2021 winter webinars begin


LANSING, MI. – The Michigan Wheat Program’s six-part Wheat Wisdom Webinar series kicks off next week both via zoom and Facebook, at 8 a.m. on Weds., Feb. 17 with a focus on wheat marketing for 2021 and beyond. Each Wednesday webinar (schedule below) begins at 8 a.m. and runs 90 minutes. Thanks to a special partnership, those webinars will now also be available via Facebook for live viewing and interaction.

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 MWP Executive Director, Jody Pollok-Newsom, Setzer will provide the keynote presentation, followed by time for a question-and-answer session. There is 1 CCA and 1 RUP credit for each workshop – so long as participants attend on the Michigan Wheat Program/MSU Extension Zoom link and take the survey at the end to enter their information.

To register for the Michigan Wheat Program/MSUE Zoom link, visit www.miwheat.org and look at the “What’s Hot” box on the left. Register there and you will receive an email with the link and instructions to access the Zoom webinar on the Monday prior to the event.

Also for the first time, the Michigan Wheat Wisdom Webinars will be available live via Facebook. 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. Neither CCA nor RUP credit are available for the sessions when viewed on Facebook Live. In order to get the credits, you must participate via zoom.

The full winter Wednesday speaker line-up is:

February 17 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Angie Setzer, Marketing, Vice President of Grain, Citizens Elevator, LLC, of Charlotte, Michigan.

February 24 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Phil Needham, Fall Wheat Management and Combine Residue Management, Needham Ag Technologies of Calhoun, Kentucky.

March 3 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Dr. Romulo Lollato, Checkoff into Practice: Research on high-yielding wheat in Kansas, Associate Professor of Wheat and Forages Production, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

March 10 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Dr. Pete Berry, Enhancing Wheat Yields in Europe and the US, Head of Crop Physiology and Principal Scientist, ADAS, in North Yorkshire, England.

March 17 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Peter Johnson, Fine Tuning Wheat, Wheat Expert and retired Provincial Cereal Specialist for Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in Ontario, Canada.

March 24 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Dennis Pennington, Wheat Crop & Research Update, 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 of charge to Michigan wheat farmers and friends of the Michigan wheat industry. Advance registration is required, so that you will receive the link the Monday prior to the event.  Visit www.miwheat.org and register under the “What’s Hot” link.

The Michigan Wheat Program is funded by nearly 8,000 farmers who grow wheat in 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties. The Michigan Wheat Program board seeks to promote the state’s wheat industry by funding and supporting the strategic priorities of wheat farmers working with input suppliers, seed producers, millers, end users and consumers.  Research on wheat production practices and grower education has been a continued focus for the organization. For more information on the Michigan Wheat Program visit its website at www.miwheat.org.