Kansas Grain Sorghum Selects Caroline Wingert (KSU ’25) as Fifth Collegiate Policy Fellow


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Maddy Meier
Director of Communications and Outreach
Kansas Grain Sorghum

For Immediate Release

MANHATTAN, KS (Feb. 21, 2024)– Caroline Wingert, a junior studying agricultural economics with a pre-veterinary specialty at Kansas State University, has been selected as Kansas Grain Sorghum’s 2024 Collegiate Food and Ag Policy Fellow. 

“We are thrilled to have Caroline join our team this year. During her time on staff, she will be working among a grassroots network of producers as well as industry stakeholders and policymakers to apply classroom learning with real-world experiences,” said Adam York, Kansas Grain Sorghum CEO. “We know Caroline will continue to raise the bar for this exciting program.” 

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Collegiate Fellowship program, in partnership with the Flinchbaugh Food and Ag Policy Fellowship program at Kansas State University, provides students with a unique opportunity to learn more about agricultural policy and market development through efforts on behalf of Kansas Grain Sorghum and the National Sorghum Producers (NSP). 

“Caroline has a strong background in agriculture and is going to make a wonderful addition to the already great team working on behalf of farmers in Kansas,” said Greg Ruehle, Executive Director of National Sorghum Producers. “We look forward to working with Caroline and continuing our partnership to build the next generation of sorghum leaders alongside Kansas Sorghum.” 

Originally from Ottawa, Kansas, Wingert grew up raising and exhibiting purebred Hereford and Angus cattle through her local 4-H and FFA programs. As a third-generation K-State student with a passion for agriculture, Wingert knew she wanted to turn her lifelong passion into a career.  Upon her arrival on campus, Wingert has been involved in student organizations and leadership positions, including serving as President of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and is active on the executive board of the College of Agriculture’s student council. 

“I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge of the agriculture industry through the Flinchbaugh Food and Ag Policy Fellowship program, as well as having the opportunity to work more closely with the sorghum industry in Kansas,” said Wingert. 


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