Kansas Sorghum Producers Host 2024 Day at the Statehouse

Kansas Sorghum Producers Host 2024 Day at the Statehouse

Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association leadership, staff, and membership hosted their annual Sorghum Day at the Statehouse on February 6, 2024 and met with key legislators on policy priorities important to sorghum producers in Kansas.

Arriving at the Statehouse fresh from the Association’s recent board reorganization and 2024 policy resolution updates, President Shane Ohlde (Palmer), Vice President Andy Hineman (Scott City), Immediate Past President Kent Winter (Andale), and staff Adam York and Maddy Meier, led the group to update legislators on industry improvements while educating the public about sorghum’s resource conserving benefits:

  • Sorghum is the Resource Conserving Crop and is an ideal choice for working-lands conservation and Kansas cropping systems with benefits for soil health, wildlife and groundwater savings.
  • In Kansas, 91 percent of sorghum acres are rain fed, and those sorghum acres that are irrigated are done so responsibly given sorghum’s water-sipping attributes.
  • KGSPA supports conservation and wildlife incentives that benefit sorghum producers, unlock new ecosystem service markets, and keep the lands we steward productive now and for future generations.

KGSPA welcomes new members and the association is currently operating its 2024 Membership Recruitment Campaign through October 1, 2024. KGSPA is the state affiliate of the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) and together, Team Sorghum works for their members to advance the sorghum industry through markets and policy.