Wheat Producers Workshop

NCI hosted the Wheat Producers Workshop March 10-11 that attracted regional wheat commissioners from three states who learned more about the wheat quality characteristics that end-users need. According to NCI Director Mark Weber, “The purpose of this workshop is to teach farmer leaders, who will be assuming leadership roles in the various wheat commissions and wheat grower associations, about the basics of wheat and flour quality. By understanding this, they will become better ambassadors for the wheat industry.” Clinton Vanneman, South Dakota Wheat Commissioner, says, “As a producer, I’m thinking yield. Bakers are thinking quality. Wheat quality is very complex. At this workshop, I learned more about what quality means to bakers and millers in terms of testing, and how that information translates to a good finished product.”