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Kansas Seeks Candidates for United Sorghum Checkoff Board

April 18, 2017 USDA-AMS is seeking nominations for positions on the Sorghum Checkoff board. Therefore, as Certified Producer Organizations, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association and Kansas Farm Bureau will receive interested candidate inquiries and applications until COB Friday, May 5th. Kansas has 1 position to fill. Any sorghum producer can be considered.… Read More

KGSPA President Winter Testifies Before Senate Ag. Committee

Kent Winter, a farmer from Andale, Kan., had the opportunity Feb. 23, 2017 to present ideas related to farm policy in Manhattan. He was part of a producer panel giving perspective to Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow at a field hearing. Speaking on behalf of Kansas sorghum producers, Kent expressed strong support for PLC,… Read More

2017 Sorghum Schools

A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in late January and early February 2017 to provide in-depth training targeted for sorghum producers and key stakeholders. The schools will be held at four locations around the state. The one-day schools will cover a number of issues facing sorghum growers: weed control strategies; production… Read More

Kansas Commodity Classic 2017

Kansas Commodity Classic Is February 8 in Manhattan The Kansas Commodity Classic, scheduled for Feb. 8 in Manhattan, will have a policy focus. The Classic is the annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Wheat and Grain Sorghum associations. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan on… Read More

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… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Seeking Executive Director

Kansas Grain Sorghum Seeking Executive Director Kansas Grain Sorghum seeks a dynamic, motivated candidate to advance Kansas Grain Sorghum for the benefit of Kansas sorghum farmers. Successful candidates will bring knowledge of advocacy, board and program governance, board and program management, pride in success, vision, leadership, employee management, passion/energy and an understanding of Kansas agriculture… Read More

Leadership Sorghum seeking applications for Class III

The deadline is April 30 for sorghum growers interested in applying for Leadership Sorghum Class III. Through both hands-on and classroom style education, participants will gain an understanding of how sorghum moves through the value chain, how checkoffs and interest organizations interact on behalf of the industry and what the future holds for the crop.… Read More

Sorghum Schools

Sorghum Schools Tuesday, Feb 2 – Scott City, Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Phillipsburg, Phillips County Fair Building Thursday, Feb. 4 – Ellsworth, American Legion Post 174 Friday, Feb. 5 – Emporia, Bowyer Community Building For more details click on the link.  2016 Sorghum Schools   Read More

Kansas Commodity Classic – February 11, 2016 in Manhattan, KS

Farmers invited to Kansas Commodity Classic   MANHATTAN, Kan. – All Kansas farmers are invited to the Kansas Commodity Classic in Manhattan on February 11, to gain in-depth information on grain markets both local and globally, and national organization updates on Kansas’ key commodities. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will be the featured keynote speaker.… Read More

Sorghum Field Day in Manhattan on October 9, 2015

The Kansas State University Department of Agronomy will be hosting the 2015 field day at the KSU Agronomy Farm on the north side of Manhattan October 9, 2015. The theme for the field day is “Research and New Technologies for Sorghum Production.” The day will include field tours; presentations; and demonstrations on sorghum genetics and… Read More

Sorghum Recipe Showdown

Sorghum Checkoff recently launched the first ever Sorghum Recipe Showdown. The contest will take place July 1-31, 2015. Participants are required to use one of the following ingredients including whole or pearled grain sorghum, sorghum syrup, sorghum flour, popped sorghum, flaked sorghum or sorghum bran. People interested in entering the contest can go to SorghumShowdown.com… Read More

Section 18 Emergency Exemption Granted for Transform® WG to control sugarcane aphids in Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received notification of approval for a Section 18 exemption for Transform®WG Insecticide, EPA Reg. No. 62719-625. This exemption will expire Nov. 30, 2015. The exemption was sought by Kansas sorghum farmers in cooperation with KDA to combat the invasive sugarcane aphid which was discovered in Sumner… Read More

USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum

USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum Release No.: 021-15 Contact: Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268 [email protected] WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research,… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission announces priorities and a call for proposals

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Call for Proposals Priorities Weed Control Research focusing on the identification of new genetic sources for resistance to available grass control herbicides. Management research addressing herbicide treatment and farm based weed control. Yield Genetic and breeding research targeted towards increased yields in both high yielding and limited resource environments. Research focusing… Read More

KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM hires staff and elects new board members

KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM hires staff and elects new board members

KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM hires staff and elects new board members Kansas Grain Sorghum recently hired Pat Damman as the new Director.  Damman will work to represent the Kansas sorghum industry on the state and national levels. He will be establishing, developing and maintaining strategic producer, first handler, and end-user relationships in Kansas.  This includes, providing… Read More

Kansas Commodity Classic to be held on February 6 in Manhattan

All Kansas farmers are invited to the Kansas Commodity Classic on Friday, February 6, 2015. The Commodity Classic is the annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Wheat and Grain Sorghum Associations, and will take place at the at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S 3rd St, Manhattan, Kan., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. It is… Read More

K-State Sorghum Production Schools Scheduled for February

K-State Sorghum Production Schools Scheduled for February

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in mid-February 2015 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers. The schools will be sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. The one-day schools will cover issues facing sorghum producers: weed control strategies, crop practices, soil fertility and nutrient management, insect control, irrigation, and risk… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Association Join in Cooperative Agreement

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Association Join in Cooperative Agreement

May 1, 2014–The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (KGSC) and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) have joined into a cooperative agreement that will allow the two organizations to share office space and staff. The KGSPA has shared staff and office space with the Kansas Corn Growers Association for several years. “Corn and sorghum are… Read More

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