2017 Winter Wheat Forum will be held at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn Convention Center on Wednesday, February 8. The Illinois Wheat Association and the Illinois Soybean Association check-off program are joining forces and co-sponsoring a new event for our state: The Illinois Double-crop Farmers’ Forum. Instead of having two separate educational events this winter, these associations are working together to maximize efficiency and impact to farmers. Registration is $15 at the door, which includes lunch. Members of the IWA or ISA attend for FREE. Click here to register to the Double-crop Farmers' Forum or by calling 888-826-4011. An agenda can be found here.
2016 Summer Wheat Forum – was held on August 23 in Highland. An agenda can be found here.
The 2016 Winter Wheat Forum was held at Mt. Vernon on February 16 at the Holiday Inn. An agenda can be found here.
The 2015 Summer Wheat Forum was held at Highland, IL, on August 25, 2015. An agenda can be found here.
Sponsors: Thank you to our Wheat Forum Sponsors for your financial assistance to our program. See sponsor page for Platinum and Gold Level Sponsors links.
Summer 2016 Wheat Forum Sponsors: See full list here.
Winter 2016 Wheat Forum Sponsors: See full list here.
Summer 2015 Wheat Forum Sponsors: See full list here.
Winter 2015 Wheat Forum Sponsors: See full list here.
Summer 2014 Wheat Forum Sponsors: See full list here.
Winter 2014 Wheat Forum Sponsors: See full list here.
2016 Summer Wheat Forum Speakers/Presentations:
2016 Safety Net Update - Yoder
Is the Volatility Her to Stay - Winstead
Soil Health. What Dies the Term Mean - Roberts
The Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy - Lurkins
Wheat 2016 A Year in Review and a Look Forward - Pike
NLRS Science Assessment Tables - Lurkins
2016 Winter Wheat Forum Speakers/Presentations:
Economics of Agronomic Decisions - Robertson
Fungicide Application - Carl Bradley
Managing Cash Flows, Maintaining Working Capital - Schnitkey
Weather and Markting 2016 and Beyond - Lawrence
What Millers Want - Jansen
2015 Summer Wheat Forum Speakers/Presentations:
15-Inch Wheat - Lindsey
New Crop Insurance & Farm Bill Recap - Yoder
Wheat Production Research in 2015- Nafziger
Marketing - Holsapple
Wheat Nitrogen Rates - Bellm
2015 Winter Wheat Forum Speakers/Presentations:
Corn-Soy-Wheat Forecasts - Newton
Fundamentals Supporting New Era Grain Prices - Newton
Fungicide Application Technologies - Hooker
Scab Control - Bradley
2014 Summer Wheat Forum Speakers/Presentations:
Fall Residual Herbicides and Weed Management - Bellm
New Farm Bill Overview - Yoder
Wheat Variety Trials & Agronomic Research - Nafziger
2013 Summer Wheat Forum Speakers/Presentations:
Commodity Price Climate - Durchholz
Crop Insurance - Yoder
Farmland Values - Aupperle
Wheat in Rotation Profits & Risks - Schnitkey
Wheat Production Research 2013 - Nafziger
Wheat Revenue and Costs - Schnitkey
2013 Winter Wheat Forum Speakers/Presentations:
Managing Wheat for High Yield - Ebelhar
The Future of Fertilizer - Payne
Managing Risk in Such a Volatile Market - Winstead
Mississippi River Transportation Issues - Schimpf