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JESSE MCCURRY TO LEAD KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JESSE MCCURRY TO LEAD KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COLWICH – Jesse McCurry has been selected as Executive Director of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association. McCurry is an experienced agricultural advocate, with expertise in agriculture, ethanol and public policy. He most recently worked for National Sorghum Producers and United Sorghum Checkoff Program as a regional director.
Stephen Bigge, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission chairman – farmer from Stockton, KS:
“I am extremely excited to have Jesse coming on staff with our team. He brings vast knowledge of Kansas agriculture as well as the sorghum industry not only in Kansas but across the sorghum belt. I believe with Jesse’s leadership Kansas Grain Sorghum will be able to help provide the sorghum growers a valuable service as we continue to work to advance this crop.”
McCurry fills a newly created position. Recently the boards came together under the banner of “Kansas Grain Sorghum” to advance the interests of Kansas sorghum farmers.
Kent Winter, president, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association – farmer from Mt. Hope, KS:
“We recognize that Jesse has worked diligently during his professional career to cultivate and maintain deep relationships with key players across the spectrum of Kansas agriculture, including the sorghum, livestock and ethanol sectors. Jesse’s stellar background will serve Kansas sorghum interests well as he engages with policy and legislative discussions that will influence sorghum’s future in Kansas, both in production agriculture and end-user settings.”
McCurry joins a grower base, staff and leadership team that has established Kansas as the largest grain sorghum producing state in the United States.
Previously, McCurry served as an economic development representative at Kansas Department of Commerce; business development representative at KCOE ISOM; and director of individual giving at Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters. McCurry serves on the KARL, Inc. board of directors, Kansas Technical Committee for NRCS and Regional Advisory Committee for the Equus-Walnut.
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