Kansas Agriculture Groups Seek Nominations for United Sorghum Checkoff Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for positions on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board to fill four vacancies including one at-large producer position, two producer positions for Kansas and one producer position for Texas. The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees from producers nominated by Certified Producer Organizations.… Read More

KGSPA Elects Officers, New Directors

COLWICH, Kansas – The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) elected two new directors at their annual meeting last week. KGSPA board member Kent Winter of Andale was re-elected President and board member Earl Roemer, Scott City, was re-elected Vice President. Lance Russell of Hays was elected Secretary. Jeff Zortman of Fowler was elected Treasurer.… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Farmers Congratulate David Schemm as new Kansas FSA Director COLWICH, Kan. — Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association is pleased with the recent appointment of David Schemm, grain sorghum and wheat farmer from Sharon Springs, to his new role as Farm Service Agency’s State Executive Director for Kansas. David is admired by his peers… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Invests nearly $1 million to improve Crop The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission board of directors invested heavily to fund proposals targeted at furthering sorghum growers productivity and demand. The commitment, which was approved during the Sept. 13 board meeting, concludes the request for proposals cycle that began April 2017. The Kansas… Read More

Kansas Seeks Candidates for United Sorghum Checkoff Board

April 18, 2017 USDA-AMS is seeking nominations for positions on the Sorghum Checkoff board. Therefore, as Certified Producer Organizations, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association and Kansas Farm Bureau will receive interested candidate inquiries and applications until COB Friday, May 5th. Kansas has 1 position to fill. Any sorghum producer can be considered.… Read More

Kansas Receives Section 18 for Transform

Kansas was notified by EPA and the Kansas Department of Agriculture April 4, 2017, the Section 18 label for Transform was approved: R396-143 Transform WG Sec 18 KS Sorghum 14 March17d Read More

KGSPA President Winter Testifies Before Senate Ag. Committee

Kent Winter, a farmer from Andale, Kan., had the opportunity Feb. 23, 2017 to present ideas related to farm policy in Manhattan. He was part of a producer panel giving perspective to Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow at a field hearing. Speaking on behalf of Kansas sorghum producers, Kent expressed strong support for PLC,… Read More

2017 Sorghum Schools

A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in late January and early February 2017 to provide in-depth training targeted for sorghum producers and key stakeholders. The schools will be held at four locations around the state. The one-day schools will cover a number of issues facing sorghum growers: weed control strategies; production… Read More

Kansas Commodity Classic 2017

Kansas Commodity Classic Is February 8 in Manhattan The Kansas Commodity Classic, scheduled for Feb. 8 in Manhattan, will have a policy focus. The Classic is the annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Wheat and Grain Sorghum associations. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan on… Read More


JESSE MCCURRY TO LEAD KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COLWICH – Jesse McCurry has been selected as Executive Director of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association. McCurry is an experienced agricultural advocate, with expertise in agriculture, ethanol and public policy. He most recently worked for National Sorghum Producers and… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Seeking Executive Director

Kansas Grain Sorghum Seeking Executive Director Kansas Grain Sorghum seeks a dynamic, motivated candidate to advance Kansas Grain Sorghum for the benefit of Kansas sorghum farmers. Successful candidates will bring knowledge of advocacy, board and program governance, board and program management, pride in success, vision, leadership, employee management, passion/energy and an understanding of Kansas agriculture… Read More

Leadership Sorghum seeking applications for Class III

The deadline is April 30 for sorghum growers interested in applying for Leadership Sorghum Class III. Through both hands-on and classroom style education, participants will gain an understanding of how sorghum moves through the value chain, how checkoffs and interest organizations interact on behalf of the industry and what the future holds for the crop.… Read More

Sorghum Schools

Sorghum Schools Tuesday, Feb 2 – Scott City, Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Phillipsburg, Phillips County Fair Building Thursday, Feb. 4 – Ellsworth, American Legion Post 174 Friday, Feb. 5 – Emporia, Bowyer Community Building For more details click on the link.  2016 Sorghum Schools   Read More

Kansas Commodity Classic – February 11, 2016 in Manhattan, KS

Farmers invited to Kansas Commodity Classic   MANHATTAN, Kan. – All Kansas farmers are invited to the Kansas Commodity Classic in Manhattan on February 11, to gain in-depth information on grain markets both local and globally, and national organization updates on Kansas’ key commodities. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will be the featured keynote speaker.… Read More

Sorghum Field Day in Manhattan on October 9, 2015

The Kansas State University Department of Agronomy will be hosting the 2015 field day at the KSU Agronomy Farm on the north side of Manhattan October 9, 2015. The theme for the field day is “Research and New Technologies for Sorghum Production.” The day will include field tours; presentations; and demonstrations on sorghum genetics and… Read More

Sorghum Recipe Showdown

Sorghum Checkoff recently launched the first ever Sorghum Recipe Showdown. The contest will take place July 1-31, 2015. Participants are required to use one of the following ingredients including whole or pearled grain sorghum, sorghum syrup, sorghum flour, popped sorghum, flaked sorghum or sorghum bran. People interested in entering the contest can go to… Read More

Section 18 Emergency Exemption Granted for Transform® WG to control sugarcane aphids in Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received notification of approval for a Section 18 exemption for Transform®WG Insecticide, EPA Reg. No. 62719-625. This exemption will expire Nov. 30, 2015. The exemption was sought by Kansas sorghum farmers in cooperation with KDA to combat the invasive sugarcane aphid which was discovered in Sumner… Read More


The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board will have four positions become vacant in December 2015, with two of those positions available to Kansas sorghum growers.  There is one at large position available to producers from any state and one Texas seat.  As organizations in Kansas certified to nominate producers to serve on the Board, the… Read More

USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum

USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum Release No.: 021-15 Contact: Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268 [email protected] WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research,… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission announces priorities and a call for proposals

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Call for Proposals Priorities Weed Control Research focusing on the identification of new genetic sources for resistance to available grass control herbicides. Management research addressing herbicide treatment and farm based weed control. Yield Genetic and breeding research targeted towards increased yields in both high yielding and limited resource environments. Research focusing… Read More