Author Archives: KayDee Gilkey

WAWG Seeks Administrative Assistant

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers in Ritzville, WA is seeking a self-motivated person with excellent organizational and time management skills to join our dynamic team. The Administrative Assistant must be proficient in Microsoft programs/apps as well as a quick learner of databases and excel at both verbal and written communications. Deadline to send resume to is Friday, April ... Read More »

Seeking Job Candidate to Fill New Conservation Outreach Coordinator Position

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is creating a new full-time position to assist Washington small grain farmers in learning more about the additional NRCS funding opportunities provided through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Although the IRA does not create any new programs, nationally it has given $19.5 billion in ... Read More »

Salmon and Farmers Are on the Same Side

In Spokesman Review Op-Ed, WAWG Executive Director Michelle Hennings shared, “In the hottest year ever recorded, another wheat harvest is wrapping up. Extreme weather means it’s more important than ever to preserve the critical infrastructure we depend on to deliver goods to market. The lower Snake River dams provide affordable, clean, and reliable energy for our farms and communities, but ... Read More »

WAWG Testifies on the Importance of the Lower Snake River Dams

Michelle Hennings, executive director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) testified June 26, 2023, in front of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries regarding the importance of the Columbia Snake River System, and the Lower Snake River Dams in particular, for wheat farmers in the state of Washington. “Farmers, including myself and my family, ... Read More »