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Sorghum Checkoff Opens Applications for Leadership Sorghum Class V
The Sorghum Checkoff is accepting applications for Leadership Sorghum Class V, a program designed to develop the next generation of sorghum leaders. During the 15-month leadership program, class members will be exposed to various aspects of the sorghum industry in addition to personal development and networking opportunities. Through both hands-on and classroom-style learning experiences, class members develop an understanding of how sorghum moves through the value chain, how checkoffs and stakeholder organizations interact on behalf of the industry and what the future holds for sorghum.
USDA-approved criteria state eligible applicants must be farmers actively engaged in sorghum production within the U.S. and U.S. citizens. Up to fifteen growers will be accepted into the program’s fifth class. More information on the class schedule and program criteria can be found at LeadSorghum.com. The deadline to apply is March 27.
USDA Seeks Nominees for United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominees for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board to fill five vacant producer positions, including one to represent Kansas, one to represent Texas and three at-large positions. The deadline for nominations is May 11, 2020.
Any U.S. sorghum producer who owns or shares in the ownership and risk of loss of sorghum can be considered for nomination. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will select individuals from the nominations submitted by Certified Producer Organizations. A list of Certified Producer Organizations and the nomination form are available on the AMS United Sorghum Checkoff Program webpage.
The 13-member United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board was established to maintain and expand the market for sorghum. For more information about the board, visit, www.sorghumcheckoff.com, or contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 690-2611, [email protected], fax (202) 720-1125 or mail Research and Promotion Division, Livestock and Poultry Program; AMS, USDA, Room 2610-S, STOP 0251; 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-0251.