With increasing spring and fall workloads, problematic pests, and a goal of crop diversity, interest in growing wheat remains steady. The first objective of this program is to help farmers determine if wheat will work on their farm, in their rotation, and if it can be profitable. The second objective is to hand farmers the tools needed to make wheat a successful crop on their operation. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification and fungicide use, fertility, quality, and economics. Time will be set aside for open forum to discuss related topics and on farm experiences. Agendas, presenters, and topics will vary by location so please check with local contacts for specific format.
Dates, Locations, Times and Contacts are as follows:
January 15 - Dawson, VFW, 8:30 - 12:00 (Contacts: John at Laq Qui Parle Coop 320-769-4306 or Doug Holen at 219-770-4396).
January 15 - Litchfield, Meeker County Courthouse, 1:00 - 4:00 (Contact: Nathan Winter at 800-587-0770 or 877-993-5275)
January 25 - LeCenter, Fairground 4H Building, 10:00 - 4:00 (Contacts: Diane at 507-357-8230 or Brad 507-332-6165).
Presenters at all locations will include; Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Specialists, Doug Holen, University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Educator, and Dave Torgerson, Executive Director with the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers.
For more information or brochure contact Doug Holen at 218-770-4396.