The Wheat Industry to be Featured in Episode on Cooking Channel & Food Network

The Wheat Industry to be Featured in Episode on Cooking Channel and Food Network

Washington D.C. (October 23, 2017) – The National Wheat Foundation has been invited by WGST Productions to take part in a series called FoodQuest which goes across the globe to look at some of the most popular food staples. The series is hosted and co-hosted by Robin Leach, Alonzo Mourning and Kim Alexis and premiered on the Cooking Channel on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 with an additional viewing on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 10:00amEST. The episode will then air this on Friday, October 27 at 9:30amEST on the Food Network.


Sharon Springs, KS wheat farmer David Schemm will be featured in the Foundation’s segment representing wheat. The National Wheat Foundation partnered with Ardent Mills on this project who provided the kitchen and chef to also be featured in the segment.


“We are very excited to be a part of this unique opportunity which showcases wheat and wheat farmers on a national level,” said Phil Mclain, Chairman of the National Wheat Foundation. “The segment also does an excellent job of bringing to light the recent anti-gluten fads and reminds consumers of the important and nutritional role wheat plays in the human diet.”


The Foundation also partnered with John Deere whose equipment is featured in the segment and the Wheat Foods Council who provided recipes, historical facts, and national data for each variety of wheat.


“This segment would not have been made possible without our partners who provided input to the script, filming locations, and equipment,” continued Mclain. “This segment shows how bringing awareness to the importance of wheat and farmers is a priority across the value chain.”


The Foundation plans on circulating the final clip of the episode after Sunday to share among industry. 


About The Foundation:  The National Wheat Foundation was established by the industry to serve as the national center for wheat research, education and outreach. Serving our mission, the Foundation works to advance the wheat industry through strategic research, education and outreach collaborations, guided by core values of grower centeredness, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated and headquartered in Washington, D.C., governed by a nine-member Board of Directors and managed by staff of the National Association of Wheat Growers, the Foundation’s sole member.

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