The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission is an entity created by the State of Kansas, action of which is codified in K.S.A. 2-3002: http://www.ksrevisor.org/statutes/chapters/ch02/002_030_0002.html
KGSC is committed to sorghum promotion, research, and information designed to strengthen, expand and develop new foreign and domestic markets for sorghum. The Commission focuses “on sound stewardship of financial resources, ensuring sorghum is a long-lasting, profitable crop for Kansas.”
The Commission assists in the development of markets, consumer education and promotion of grain sorghum to enhance producer profitability.
The Commission receives “passback” funds from United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP). The USCP board was established by the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. The board administers a coordinated program designed to expand foreign and domestic markets and uses for sorghum. Membership comprises sorghum producers and sorghum importers. The Secretary appoints board members from nominations submitted by certified organizations.
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity for participating stakeholders.
For more information
United Sorghum Checkoff Program: (806) 687-8727 or www.sorghumcheckoff.com.
The Commission partners with the Center for Sorghum Improvement housed at K-State to improve sorghum. To contact Managing Director Sarah Bowser call (785) 477-6018 or email [email protected]