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Parker Vulgamore Named New Kansas Grain Sorghum Collegiate Fellow for 2022

Parker Vulgamore, Scott City, KS

MANHATTAN, KS – The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association recently named Parker Vulgamore as the organization’s Collegiate Fellow for 2022.

In this role, Vulgamore will assist Kansas Grain Sorghum connect smart policy solutions with farm-oriented programming at the state-level as well as assist staff of National Sorghum Producers with similar programming at regional and national levels.

“We are thrilled to welcome Parker to Kansas Grain Sorghum,” KGS Executive Director Jesse McCurry said. “Having dedicated young people is exciting for our staff and board. As sorghum grows in importance throughout our region, we are excited to continue working with the next generation of Kansas talent to improve the industry in the state.”

“Parker brings great perspective to an outstanding team serving sorghum farmers in Kansas,” added NSP Executive Vice President John Duff. “We look forward to leveraging this perspective to advance the interests of sorghum farmers and continue building bridges with student communities in Kansas and beyond.”

Vulgamore is a junior at Kansas State University studying Agricultural Economics with a pre-law specialty. As a fifth-generation wheat, corn, and sorghum farmer from Scott City, KS, he is no stranger to the complex issues facing sorghum producers across the State.

“Through my deep agricultural roots and passion for public service, I am excited to advocate for and advance the sorghum industry in this position,” Vulgamore said.

In addition to his new role with Kansas Grain Sorghum and National Sorghum Producers, Vulgamore is actively involved across his campus and community where he serves in the Student Governing Association as a Senator and caucus leader, ambassador for the Pre-Law Program, officer for the College of Agriculture, and President of his fraternity, Delta Upsilon. Vulgamore plans to graduate in May 2023.

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The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) gives growers a voice in legislative, regulatory and industry affairs through efforts funded by membership dues.

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