Your checkoff investment supports:
Research and its funding are an integral part of success in agriculture. Growing wheat efficiently and economically is an important to the profitability equation for wheat farmers as is marketing. Wheat checkoff dollars provide for continuing and new research in the areas of: Wheat Variety Development; Wheat Production and Management; Disease; Weed and Pest Control; New Technology; Crop Quality Evaluation; and Market Research.
Education, Information and Communication
Reaching producers, students and the general public is essential. The SDWC maintains a website at www.sdwheat.org along with a Facebook page. Checkoff dollars provide a communication link between the farm and non-farm sectors through education and the media. Scholarships, awards and premiums provided through the SDWC include: SDSU/MTI/LATI Scholarships, FFA, FFA Foundation and 4-H Agriculture Educations programs.
South Dakota annually exports approximately 20-30 percent of its wheat internationally. Funding is used to support International Marketing through the U.S. Wheat Associates and the Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, ND. Domestic Marketing includes support to Wheat Foods Council, Wheat Quality Council and Plains Grains, Inc.
Policy & Government Affairs
The competitive position of wheat and wheat production can be directly altered by changes in political climate, and national policy. Funding supports advocacy and education on wheat research and promotion initiatives.