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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 »

Palouse farm couple receives excellence award

As a college student, Ben Barstow wanted to get into farming. When people asked him what he wanted to do when he graduated, he’d reply: “I’m looking for a Palouse farmer’s daughter who doesn’t have any brothers who want to farm,” he recalled. “A short time after that, we met.” Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

WAWG board welcomes new Franklin County representative

At their county meeting in January, Franklin County wheat growers elected a new representative for the Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ (WAWG) board of directors. Ben Cochrane is the 5th generation to work on the family’s farm in Kahlotus, Wash. “I’m excited to be a part of WAWG. I’m looking forward to being a contributing member,” Cochrane said. Cochrane graduated ... Read More »

Ambassadors take flight

The 2022 Washington Wheat Ambassadors, Tate Nonnemacher and Cadence Zellmer, both from Davenport, Wash., each got to take part in a flight on the Farmland Fox, a series 7 Kitfox light sport plane piloted by Tim Cobb, partner/owner of Farmland Company. During the flight, which took place in September, taking off and landing on a rural airstrip in Lincoln County, ... Read More »