History & Mission
Established by wheat farmers in 1959 and funded by Idaho’s wheat growers, the Idaho Wheat Commission is a not-for-profit, self-governing state agency. It is the Commission’s responsibility to increase wheat grower profits by investing funds in market development, wheat research, and wheat grower education. The Idaho Wheat Commission is governed by a board of five wheat growers who are appointed by the Governor of the State of Idaho to serve a five-year term, and one emeritus status, non-voting commissioner. The board hires an executive director who assembles a staff to carry out the mission of the Commission.