September 15, 2022
4-H/FFA Wheat Variety Plot Winners
The 2022 Kansas 4-H/FFA Wheat Variety Plot wrapped up with the judging of the Wheat Variety Displays at the 2022 Kansas State Fair Saturday, September 10, 2022. The 4-H/FFA Wheat Variety Plot program is an educational growing experience where members are provided 10 pounds of 5 varieties of wheat supplied by donors. Participants use approved practices in soil preparation, planting, fertilization and harvesting of their wheat plots. Members collect data and make observations of the varieties throughout the growing season and are encouraged to develop a display for their local fair(s) to inform the public about wheat production, wheat quality, varietal differences, yields, mill-bake qualities and marketing. Each local display is then eligible for entry into the 4-H/FFA Wheat Variety Display at the Kansas State Fair.
4-H members from 14 different Extension Units across the state enrolled in the program for 2022. Five members entered their displays in the Kansas State Fair. The seed for the Wheat Variety plots is sponsored by Kansas Wheat Alliance, Polansky Seed, WestBred Seed and Oklahoma Genetics, Inc/Oklahoma State University. Signs are provided to 4-H’ers by Kansas Wheat Alliance. The top 5 Wheat Variety Displays at the Kansas State Fair are awarded plaques and cash prizes. This year’s winners are:
1st Place – Kansas Lange, Pawnee County; Sponsor – Kansas Wheat Commission, Manhattan, KS.
2nd Place – Ian Dunn, 21 Central District– St. John; Sponsor – Kansas Crop Improvement Association, Manhattan, KS.
3rd Place – Landon Wisbey, Central Kansas District- Ottawa; Sponsor – Kansas Grain & Fee Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, Topeka, KS.
4th Place – Ryan Myers, Central Kansas District – Minneapolis; Sponsor – Kansas Grain & Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, Topeka, KS.
5th Place – Ean Doane, Post Rock District – Smith Center; Sponsor – Kansas Grain & Fee Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, Topeka, KS.