County Farm Bureau members Carl Wagner (Berrien) and Jeff Krohn (Huron) are two of the three recent appointments by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Wheat Committee. The group will serve a term through May 2026.
Wagner is a farmer at C3 Seeds, where he works 125 acres near Niles, 50-70 acres of which are wheat. He holds a degree in crop and soil agronomic sciences from Michigan State University and serves as Berrien County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer chair. Wagner is reappointed to represent District 2 growers.
Krohn works 2,000 acres near Owendale, including 600 acres of wheat. In 2019, he received the State of Michigan Conservation Impact Award from the Nature Conservancy. Krohn is reappointed to represent District 7 growers.
Dwight Bartle works more than 300 acres of wheat near Brown City. He also has previous experience as a dairy farmer but retired from milking to focus on row crops. He is appointed to represent District 5 growers and succeeds Sanilac County Farm Bureau member Sally McConnachie, whose term expired.
The Michigan Wheat Promotion Committee seeks to promote the production and consumption of wheat and assists in the agricultural research and development of wheat products.