Wheat is an important crop in Nebraska, with farmers producing 60-80 million bushels each year. This grain has sustained family farms in the state for generations, and filled consumer needs across the globe with a consistently high-quality product. It has also helped to define Nebraska as a flourishing agricultural mainstay in the United States and around the world.
That’s why the Nebraska Wheat Board and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association will continue working to ensure that the way of life for wheat producers can continue into the future.
Applications open for FY 16-17 Ambassadors and Summer Internship
NWB is accepting applications for the FY 16-17 school year wheat ambassador program and our 2016 summer internship. Applications should be returned to the NWB office by April 1, 2016. Applications for the internship cane be found here: Intern Application 031716. Applications for the ambassador program can be found here : Ag Ambassador Application 022616.
March is Bake & Take month
Bake & Take month has been celebrated for 40+ years by wheat organizations. Bake a wheat food and share it and an ag story with a friend, neighbor, coworker or shut-in. This year’s recipes from NWB are a low-cal, fat free brownie and a fudge cookie bar. Copies of the recipes can be found here. Those wanting stickers or printed copies of the recipe card may contact the NWB office and request them free of charge.
New District 6 representative
Governor Pete Ricketts recently appointed Mark Knobel of Fairbury as the District 6 representative for NWB. More on his appointment can be found here.
Fun with Wheat Blog
Looking for easy ways to incorporate wheat into recipes? Short on time but need a dinner option or treat to take to a picnic? Check out Nebraska Wheat’s new blog for recipes, tips and tricks on great wheat foods.
NWGA announces annual meeting The NWGA annual meeting will be held December 7 in North Platte at the West Central Research and Extension Center.
Mark Spurgin of Paxton elected to NWGA Board of Directors Mark Spurgin, a wheat farmer and cattle rancher from Paxton was recently elected to serve on the NWGA Board of Directors. For more information, click here. Mobile Baking Lab in Beaver Crossing, NE Nebraska Wheat and the Mobile Baking Lab traveled to Beaver Crossing, Neb. to bake wheat foods for the residents and volunteers working on tornado cleanup. For more information on the relief effort, head here.
- Visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s page about all things wheat.
- Keep up to date with crop production and pest management practices via UNL’s CropWatch newsletter.
- View information on the 2013 Winter Wheat Variety Trials.
- Learn more about the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
- View the Wheat Disease Profiles I and the Wheat Disease Profiles II.
- Take the Virtual Wheat Varieties Tour.
- Learn more about the Small Grains Breeding being done by Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger at UNL.
Frenchman Valley Coop
Serving farmers for more than 100 years, FVC is the 6th largest grain company in the state. Read about the role this farmer-owned cooperative plays in making Nebraska wheat harvest happen: Frenchman Valley Coop (PDF).