Friday, September 30, 2022

Cast Your Vote for New Montana Wheat and Barley Variety Names

by Colter Brown

Great Falls, MT The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC) and the Montana State University (MSU) Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department are inviting the public to help name four new wheat and barley varieties released to the public this year.

The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee funds local research to develop superior plant varieties that earn premium prices and are recognized throughout the world for their superior quality. In partnership with the Montana State University Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department, new public crop varieties are released nearly every year to continue improving upon a long legacy of research and crop development in the state. Funding for research to improve quality, production, and best farm practices is supported through producer checkoff dollars.

To add a bit more excitement to the 2022 release of four new wheat and barley varieties, MWBC and MSU have teamed up to ask the public to cast their votes for new names. A list of names has been compiled—some clever, others honoring industry legends or locations across the state—and voting is now open online via this link.


Voting will remain open until March 31, 2022, after which MWBC will announce the results.

To learn more about these varieties, Click Here!

To vote Click Here!

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