This project has been made possible with generous funding from the Peach Foundation, Washington Wheat Foundation, and the Washington Grain Commission. 


Wheat has been cultivated in Washington since the 1820s and remains the most important agricultural product in much of eastern Washington -- and among the state's top five crops. In this unit, students will learn about how wheat was introduced into Washington and how it spread into the Columbia Plateau and Palouse regions, how farm technology has changed over time, and the state of the wheat industry in Washington today.