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Jesse McCurry
Executive Director

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Connecting people to opportunities that weren’t achieved before

 

Jesse McCurry is a native Kansan and Executive Director of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Producers Association. He is a former president of the Kansas Agriculture Alliance and former graduate and board member of KARL. A Kansas State University graduate, he wrote his masters thesis on the 2002 Farm Bill. Jesse’s career includes stints with Kansas Department of Commerce, KCOE ISOM, and Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Jesse works with a dedicated staff and board to help build and connect better opportunities here and around the world for Kansas sorghum farmers. He and his wife Rhonda and four children live near Colwich, KS. An advocate, sales, and marketing professional–and dedicated Chiefs fan–Jesse is proud to work for the best: farmers. 


Maddy Meier
Director of Programs

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Helping advance the programmatic and communications operations for growers 

 

Maddy Meier is Kansas Grain Sorghum’s Director of Programs. Originally from Goessel, KS, Maddy currently lives in Manhattan, KS, having attended Kansas State University with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism with a secondary major in Global Food Systems Leadership.

In addition to her communications role with the organization, Meier also assists in advocacy efforts at the state and national level, as well as maintaining relationships with sorghum producers, and overseeing the Kansas Grain Sorghum Collegiate Fellowship Program.


Adam York
Program Consultant

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When growers harness their voices together, they enhance our industry from the grassroots

 

Adam York is a Clark County, Kansas native and Program Consultant for the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Producers Association. Adam assists in planning and implementation of programs, events, and projects for grassroots engagement for both entities, which allow growers to harness their collective voice to enhance and guide their industry.

Before Kansas Grain Sorghum, Adam worked over six years for Members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas delegation, where he focused on federal agriculture, energy, tax, and international trade policies and gained experience directing diverse teams of legislative analysts while overseeing direct constituent communication. Adam benefits from his grain and cattle upbringing and holds a BA in History from Kansas State University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.


Parker Vulgamore
Collegiate Ag Policy Fellow

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As a fifth-generation sorghum farmer from western Kansas, I am no stranger to the complex issues facing sorghum producers across Kansas.

 

Parker Vulgamore is Kansas Grain Sorghum’s Collegiate Ag Policy Fellow for 2022.

In this role, Parker assists Kansas Grain Sorghum connect smart policy solutions with farm-oriented programming at the state-level as well as assisting staff of National Sorghum Producers (NSP) at regional and national levels.

Parker is a junior at Kansas State University studying Agricultural Economics with a pre-law specialty. As a fifth-generation wheat, corn, and sorghum farmer from Scott City, Kansas, Parker is no stranger to the complex issues facing sorghum producers across the State. In addition to his role with Kansas Grain Sorghum, Parker is actively involved across his campus and community where he serves in the Student Governing Association as a Senator and caucus leader, ambassador for the Pre-Law Program, officer for the College of Ag, and President of his fraternity, Delta Upsilon. Through his agricultural roots and passion for public service, Parker is excited to advocate for and advance the sorghum industry.

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Kansas Grain Sorghum
Box 618
Colwich, KS 67030

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