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Upcoming plot tours for small grain farmers

 Shane Bugeja, Extension educator

Photo: Jared Goplen
Are you interested in learning more about managing wheat, barley, rye, triticale or oats? Attend a free, in-person Small Grain Summer Plot Tour and see up to 180 varieties in the field, learn with hands-on demonstrations, and ask questions of UMN experts.

Pests, diseases, and what to expect from this crop after a very cold and wet spring will be at the top of this year's agenda. Variety selection and other production concerns will also be highlighted during each of the tours. Participants are highly encouraged to bring any field samples for diagnosis and/or conversation.

Registration is not required, and presenters may vary. For more information visit or contact Jochum Wiersma (

Plot tour details

Please note that Google maps may send you to the nearest town if you enter GPS coordinates. Mapquest appears to give more accurate results.
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 – Le Center, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a lunch served in the farm shop at 12:30 pm, prior to the plot tour at 1:00 pm.
    Ruth Hoefs/Ron Pomije Farm (Farm Shop: 20676 340th St., Le Center)
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 – New Ulm, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a meal served following the tour.
    Gieseke Farms (GPS: 44.380950, -94.446972)
  • Monday, July 11, 2022 – Fergus Falls, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    John Walkup Farm (GPS: 46.09460, -96.17745)
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – Oklee, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Swenson Seed Farm (GPS: 47.77557, -95.86071)
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – Humboldt, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Mark & Neil Wiese Farm (GPS: 48.92024, -97.06799)
  • Friday, July 22, 2022 – Strathcona, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Jim Kukowksi Farm, (GPS: 48.57478, -96.21688)
Thanks to the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council for their generous support of this program.

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