USCP – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program’s July producer profile features Sedgwick County sorghum farmer and KGSPA President, Kent Winter, Mount Hope. Written by Samantha Barnett, Sorghum Checkoff Communications Intern, Kent shares his farming backstory and his views on why he grows grain sorghum.
“I like to think of my operation as a football team,” Winter said. “Just as each player has a role to play on the team, each crop has a role to play on my operation.”
Kent is the fifth generation to farm his family’s land. Today, Winter farms 1,600 acres of primarily dryland production. He typically grows 800 acres of wheat, 100 acres of alfalfa and splits the remaining acreage among grain sorghum, corn and soybeans. He currently has 300 acres of grain sorghum planted.
“Sorghum is key to our operation. It plays a really important role for us.”