Kansas Sorghum Welcomes Adam York As New CEO

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Maddy Meier

Director of Programs

Kansas Grain Sorghum


For Immediate Release

Manhattan, KS (January 10, 2024)– Today, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) and Commission (KGSC) are excited to announce Adam York will assume the role as Kansas Sorghum’s new CEO.

Adam brings a strong policy and leadership background to the position with half a decade of experience in the sorghum industry; Adam has served as Director of Programs for Kansas Sorghum, Sustainability Director for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, and Government Affairs Director for the National Sorghum Producers. Adam has also served in various public sector roles, including staff manager of the U.S. House of Representatives Hunger Caucus. Adam is a Class XVI Associate of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) Program.

“I am determined to continue developing the organization alongside talented colleagues, visionary board members, and collaborative partnerships at all levels,” said York. “Together, we can harness pro-growth investments that advance the industry in Kansas and drive positive impacts throughout the region.”

“As we enter a new leadership phase, Kansas Sorghum gratefully acknowledges the substantial progress made over the past decade,” said Kent Winter, KGSPA President. “Today, we are thrilled to welcome Adam York back into the sphere of Kansas Sorghum. Adam brings a rare skill set to the table, notably impeccable integrity, work ethic, and professionalism, combined with a genuine ability to sincerely connect and communicate with peers and stakeholders at multiple levels.”

“As I have said in the past, this is an exciting time for Kansas Sorghum! In recent years, the KGSC board and staff have worked to pursue research projects, market development, and promotional projects that are relative to Kansas farmers,” said Brant Peterson, KGSC Chairman. “As we welcome Adam to the helm of Kansas Sorghum, he will build upon an already solid foundation of projects in the pipeline and deliver results for Kansas Grain Sorghum and the farmers we represent.”


KGSPA gives growers a voice in legislative, regulatory and industry affairs through efforts funded through membership dues.

KGSC is committed to sorghum promotion, research and information designed to strengthen, expand, and develop new foreign and domestic markets for sorghum.