Sorghum News

Sorghum Checkoff Referendum Results Resoundingly Supportive

The referendum on the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff passed by an overwhelming 96.5 percent reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service...(Read more)

Market Spotlight

Grain sorghum has proven to be a desirable component to the ethanol industry. Learn more about how Conestoga Energy Partners is utilizing grain sorghum in their ethanol plants. Sorghum Stories: Grain Sorghum Means Big Money for Ethanol Production

Sorghum Checkoff Events Calendar

September – December 2015

Sep
1
Tue
SINCA-Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America @ Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day
Sep
2
Wed
Sorghum Field Day-Nebraska @ Mike Baker Farm
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm
Sep
9
Wed
Bushland Sorghum Tour @ Bushland, Texas
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Itinerary:

Stop 1. 9:00 – Forage Sorghum Silage Plots (100 hybrids) Jourdan Bell and Ted McCollum
Stop 2. 10:00 – Dryland Sorghum Plots (28 varieties ranging from early to medium long maturity classes) Jourdan Bell, Ed Bynum and Austin Voyles
Stop 3. 10:45 – Sorghum Herbicide Plots Jourdan Bell

From Amarillo, travel west on I-40 approximately 6 miles. Exit I-40 at Arnot Road. Continue traveling west on the frontage road for 1.0 mile to Hill Road. Plots are located within the circle of sorghum silage on the west side of the Hill road.
For additional information, call: Jourdan Bell at 806-677-5663

Sep
10
Thu
Sorghum Field Day-Nebraska @ John Dvorecek Farm/Tim Sheer Farm
Sep 10 @ 6:00 am
Oct
3
Sat
FNCE- Food and Nutrition Conference Expo @ Music City Center
Oct 3 – Oct 6 all-day
Oct
7
Wed
Supply Side West @ Mandalay Bay
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day
Oct
20
Tue
Sunbelt Ag Expo @ Sunbelt Ag Expo
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Nov
15
Sun
Nebraska Sorghum Board Meeting
Nov 15 all-day
Dec
3
Thu
NeGSPA Board Meeting
Dec 3 all-day
Dec
9
Wed
Leadership Sorghum Class II Graduation
Dec 9 @ 9:20 pm – Dec 10 @ 10:20 pm

Sorghum 101

Sorghum, a grain, forage or sugar crop, is among the most efficient crops in conversion of solar energy and use of water. Sorghum is known as a high-energy, drought tolerant crop. What is sorghum?

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