Wheat Science Group News
Bruce and Jeremy Benson receive UK Wheat Service Award
Webster County grain farmers Bruce and Jeremy Benson have been named the 2023 University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group’s Service Award recipients. Group members give the award during their annual winter meeting to honor producers and industry representatives for their research collaborations and support.
Bruce Benson won the Kentucky Wheat Production Contest in 2003 and 2004, prompting Bill Bruening, research specialist with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Department of Plant and Soil Science, to contact him in 2005 about hosting a UK wheat variety trial on Benson’s farm. This marked the start of a long and fruitful relationship between the UK wheat research community and Benson Farms.