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Kansas Sorghum Seeks Director of Programs

POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE: Director of Programs, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association | Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (Kansas Sorghum) JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Programs implements Kansas Sorghum activities. Sees to communications delivery. Primary meeting and event planner. The Director of Programs also oversees the intern/fellowship program. QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated success in program management, communications and event… Read More

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… Read More

KS Grain Sorghum Highlights State of Kansas Sorghum Research, DropXL Trait Technology

DropXL Sorghum is a State of Kansas research investment to develop water-optimized sorghums to increase yields within drought-stressed environments. The research, which began as farmers’ vision for the future of their sorghum crop as well as their communities, is coordinated by State agencies and the Center for Sorghum Improvement, housed at Kansas State University. The… Read More

IGP Institute Holds Special Grain Market Outlook Forum at KSU Commodity Tailgate, Sponsored by the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission

IGP Institute Holds Special Grain Market Outlook Forum at KSU Commodity Tailgate, Sponsored by the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission

U.S. Economy and Grain Market Impacts International Grain Trade Issues Domestic Grain Supply and Demand Factors A recording of a special Grain Market Outlook Forum that was held as part of the Commodity Tailgate event at Kansas State University on Saturday, October 16th, at the International Grains Program Center on the campus.  It featured: K-State… Read More

Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

Kansas Department of Agriculture – Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers or wheat — should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2021, filing deadline. The 2022 election will cover districts VII, VIII… Read More

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and United Sorghum Checkoff Program Unveil Habitat Incentive Program for Kansas Sorghum Producers

Sorghum for BIRDS initiative showcases a deep connection between upland habitat and grain production PF/QF, USCP – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have partnered with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) to offer conservation cost-share opportunities for sorghum producers in western Kansas. The new sustainability initiative – Sorghum for BIRDS (Building Innovative, Resilient, and Diverse agricultural Systems)… Read More

ICYMI: KDA Ag Growth Sorghum Sector Strategy Session

ICYMI: KDA Ag Growth Sorghum Sector Strategy Session

MANHATTAN, KS – The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted Kansas Grain Sorghum and affiliated organizations on July 14, 2021 for the Sorghum Sector Breakout Session, a growth strategy conference apart of the annual Kansas Governors’ Summit on Agricultural Growth. Speakers included Jesse McCurry (Executive Director for the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and the Kansas Grain… Read More

Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces 2021 Ag Summit

Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces 2021 Ag Summit

From KDA: MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the state’s agriculture community in person for its sixth annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, August 26, in Manhattan. The 2021 Ag Growth Summit will be a blend of in-person events and online meetings. The Summit main event will be… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum, Kansas Farm Bureau Seek Nominations for United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association, and Kansas Farm Bureau, in compliance with USDA Agricultural Marketing Service process, seeks candidates for the Sorghum Checkoff Board. Two Kansas positions are open. For each vacancy, we must submit two candidates. The appointments are made by the Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. We are… Read More

Register Today for NSP’s #SuperSorghum Virtual Industry Forum

Register Today for NSP’s #SuperSorghum Virtual Industry Forum

On March 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. central, National Sorghum Producers will host the #SuperSorghum Virtual Industry Forum via Zoom to honor the 2020 Sorghum Yield Contest winners. The <2 hour program, sponsored by Pioneer Seeds, will also feature insights from Washington, market, trade and new technology information, and industry updates you won’t want to… Read More

KGSPA Chooses Leadership, Officers for 2021

KGSPA Chooses Leadership, Officers for 2021

COLWICH, KS – The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) has elected Andy Hineman as its newest board director during KGSPA’s Annual Meeting on Friday, January 29th, 2021. KGSPA’s membership selected Hineman, as well as incumbents Daniel Riffel and Kent Winter, to serve three-year terms as a directors for the three seats eligible for election… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Welcomes New Conservation & Sustainability Fellow, Sanders Barbee

Sanders Barbee / Photo courtesy of K-State MANRRS MANHATTAN, KS – The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) recently named Sanders Barbee as the organization’s Conservation & Sustainability Fellow for 2021.  In this role, Barbee will assist Kansas Grain Sorghum connect sustainability projects with farm-oriented programming. She will also work with the staff of National… Read More

K-State Offers Self-Paced Online Farm Finance Course

K-State Offers Self-Paced Online Farm Finance Course

K-State Agricultural Economics presents Finances and the Farm, an online class to enhance your farm management skills. Taught by Robin Reid, K-State Extension Farm Economist, and LaVell Winsor, K-State Farm Analyst, the course is an applied, self-paced approach to developing farm financial statements for management decision-making for farmers and ranchers of all types. Taught by… Read More

NSP: Sorghum Crop Art Calls on Policymakers to #SupportEthanol 

NSP: Sorghum Crop Art Calls on Policymakers to #SupportEthanol 

LIBERAL, KS (October 15, 2020) — National Sorghum Producers (NSP) today shared a high-altitude view of a top policy priority with newly released aerial photos of a farm plot in Kansas emblazoned with “#SupportEthanol” spelled out in giant letters of sorghum. Rocky Ormiston, a farmer from Kismet, planted the message using the latest in precision… Read More

Kansas State Fair Virtual Agriland Exhibit Now Live

Kansas State Fair Virtual Agriland Exhibit Now Live

Over 30 years ago, several ag organizations came together to provide education about Kansas agriculture to attendees of the Kansas State Fair through interactive, hands-on activities. Even though the 2020 Kansas State Fair has been cancelled, Kansas Agriland strives to continue to fulfill its missions – to educate any school age students and their parents… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Boards Meet, FY’21 Budget Approval Upcoming

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (KGSC) and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) met jointly on July 22 and 23, 2020, to focus on new and old business pertaining to both entities. Directors and attendees participated through a mix of in-person gathering and online conferencing and discussed market dynamics, sorghum promotional… Read More

ICYMI: USCP Profiles Segdwick Co. Producer Kent Winter

USCP – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program’s July producer profile features Sedgwick County sorghum farmer and KGSPA President, Kent Winter, Mount Hope. Written by Samantha Barnett, Sorghum Checkoff Communications Intern, Kent shares his farming backstory and his views on why he grows grain sorghum. “I like to think of my operation as a football team,”… Read More

Re-Watch 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit’s Sorghum Sector Breakout Session

Re-Watch 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit’s Sorghum Sector Breakout Session

MANHATTAN, KS – On Tuesday, July 21, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) hosted the 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit’s Sorghum Sector breakout session, featuring Kansas Grain Sorghum and our industry partners. If you were unable to tune into the Sorghum breakout session and listen to expert panel analysis and contribute to the crop’s strategic… Read More

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