Tag Archives: WAWG

Columbia County grower joins WAWG board

Columbia County growers have appointed Charlie Mead as their new Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) state board representative. Mead is the fourth generation on his family’s dryland wheat farm near Starbuck, Wash., where they also grow some hay. He is co-managing partner of the farm alongside his father, and his wife, Whitney, is learning the farm’s bookkeeping. They have ... Read More »

Northwest stakeholders tour ‘vast’ Mississippi River system

From the Capital Press Columbia-Snake River stakeholders recently toured the Mississippi River system, part of an alliance to join together all U.S. river interests. The tour was an “educational exchange” between the two regions, with Pacific Northwest representatives invited by the Upper Mississippi Waterway Association. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

WAWG welcomes new staff member

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) is happy to welcome Keri Gingrich as the association’s new administrative assistant.  Gingrich grew up in Ritzville, Wash., on a wheat and cattle farm. She joined the U.S. Air Force where she trained as a Morse code operator. She was stationed at Wheeler Air Force Base in Honolulu, where she “enjoyed the fun ... Read More »

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 michelle@wawg.org 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 »

Benton, Spokane growers join WAWG state board 

Two new growers, representing Benton and Spokane counties, have joined the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) state board. Markus Smith, Benton County Smith lives in Prosser with his wife, Kayla, and their nine-month old daughter, Adeline. “I’ve always been interested in representing the wheat industry. I grew up reading Wheat Life. With the total population of farmers dwindling, it ... Read More »

WAWG board welcomes new officer

At the 2023 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Washington wheat growers welcomed Gil Crosby, a grower from Spokane County, as the secretary/treasurer for the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG). Crosby grew up on his family’s farm outside of Fairfield, Wash. After graduating from Liberty High School, he attended Washington State University and graduated from Eastern Washington University. In the 1990s, ... Read More »

Passion for farming inspires Washington wheat leader

From the Capital Press Anthony Smith has a passion for wheat farming. “When the wheat first starts poking out of the ground is pretty exciting, that relieves some stress,” Smith told the Capital Press. “Of course, those first few days of harvest are a feel-good time. Also, finishing harvest feels good, too.” Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Wheat growers welcome new president, ambassadors at annual convention

The holidays came a little early for Washington wheat producers as they gathered a week before Thanksgiving to celebrate and support the industry, honor their fellow growers, and hear updates about the obstacles the industry is facing in the coming year. “The Tri-State Grain Growers Convention is always a fun, informative event that brings our members together to learn from ... Read More »

Samantha Holling and Izabella Myers selected as Washington’s Wheat Ambassadors

Two high school seniors have been selected to represent Washington wheat farmers and will serve as the Washington Wheat Ambassadors for the upcoming year. Samantha Holling of Fairfield and Izabella Myers of Latah were selected after an initial written application process that included submitting a short introductory video. Holling and Myers will each be giving a speech at the upcoming ... Read More »