Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Dynamic quotes 

4-Traders Homepage  >  News  >  Economy & Forex  >  All News

News : Economy & Forex

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance ProfessionalsCalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies / ForexEconomic EventsPress releases

MWP Michigan Wheat Program : Pollok-Newsom to Lead New Michigan Wheat Check-Off Program

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
08/12/2017 | 10:07pm CEST

April 20, 2012

LANSING, MICH. - The new Michigan Wheat Program (MWP) announced the hiring of Jody Pollok-Newsom as their inaugural Executive Director. The MWP will focus on research, education, market development and promotion of Michigan Wheat.

The MWP was approved by the state's wheat farmers in July 2011. The program will benefit the state's 8,000 wheat farmers residing in more than 50 counties who annually plant 600,000 to 700,000 acres. Those acres produce a 40 million bushel crop with cash farm receipts of more than 180 million. In total the wheat industry has an annual $2.7 billion economic impact.

'The board of the Michigan Wheat Program is very excited to have Jody as our first executive director,' said David Milligan, MWP Chairman and a wheat grower from Cass City. 'Jody's proven leadership and experience will provide the program with an outstanding start, as we begin to develop our program and vision for the future.'

Pollok-Newsom began full time April 3 with the MWP. For the past 13 years, Pollok-Newsom was with the Michigan Corn Growers Association and Corn Marketing Program of Michigan organizations. During her tenure with the Michigan Corn Office, Pollok-Newsom assisted with the development of an in-state ethanol industry; in-state processing and a very strong research program focusing on production, new use, and traditional market research. In addition to her role at Michigan Corn, Pollok-Newsom also hosts the weekly Michigan Farm and Garden television show to further educate consumers about the importance of agriculture.

'I am very excited and honored to be working with the new wheat check-off. The opportunities to move the industry forward through research to increase yields and quality, addressing the falling numbers issue and building a strong grower organization to ensure farmers have a voice are all very important to me, 'said Pollok-Newsom. 'I see a very bright future for the state's wheat industry. I am hoping to hit the ground running and look forward to meeting and working with growers and industry leaders.'

MWP - Michigan Wheat Program published this content on 12 August 2017 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein.
Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 12 August 2017 20:06:01 UTC.

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
03:53a Dollar hits three-month high vs. yen on Abe election victory
03:47a MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION : Pacific Fleet & Indian Navy Marines cross obstacle course within INDRA 2017 first ever joint exercise
03:47a PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC : Five new envoys present credentials to President
03:31a British masts group Arqiva broadcasts $2 billion IPO plan
03:22a MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DEMOCRATIC SOCI : State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe speaks to Italian Chambers in Milan
03:19a Oil stable on slightly tighter market, strong demand
03:17a WORKING GROUP : Eight key actions for making Finland a top country in artificial intelligence
03:16aDJNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Company News of the Day
03:16aDJNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Global Markets News of the Day
03:15a Big money stays away from booming bitcoin
Latest news "Economy & Forex"