Leadership Sorghum

Join Leadership Sorghum Class III


If you are interested in applying for Leadership Sorghum Class III, the Sorghum Checkoff will be accepting applications Jan. 4-April 30, 2016. Interviews with selected applicants will take place in late May 2016. Leadership Sorghum Class III will be announced June 30, 2016. Review Leadership Sorghum Class III selection criteria.

Leadership Sorghum Class III Application
Leadership Sorghum Class III Reference Form


In order to be eligible for Leadership Sorghum, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a farmer actively engaged in sorghum production
  • An applicant who is actively engaged in sorghum production but is employed by an operation must have employer approval
  • Men and women are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens


September 6-9, 2016 – Texas High Plains – Introduction, seed industry, basic and applied research
November 7-9, 2016 – Kansas –  Public research, domestic markets
February 2017 – Washington, D.C. – Government’s role in sorghum, checkoffs, stakeholder groups
August 1-3, 2017 – Texas Gulf – Port operations, international marketing, next generation biofuels
December 12-14, 2017 – Sorghum Checkoff Board Meeting (Location TBA) – Sorghum Checkoff board operations, graduation

Leadership Sorghum Class II, 2014-2015

(Back Row (R to L) Lee Whitaker, Lance Russell, Craig Poore, Nathan Larson, Casey Crossland, Josh Birdwell, Joel Spring, Joe Rohrbach, Carlton Bridgeforth. (Front Row R to L) Greg Glover, Kent Martin, Kelsey Baker, Jessie Wyrill, Chris Robinson, Dan Atkisson

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Leadership Sorghum Class II Schedule

September 3-5, 2014 – Texas Panhandle – Introduction, seed industry overview, basic and applied research
November 10-12, 2014 – Kansas – Public research, domestic markets, media training
February 2-5, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Government’s role in sorghum, checkoffs and interest organizations
July 28-30, 2015 – Texas Gulf Coast – Port operations, international marketing, next generation biofuels
December 9-10, 2015 – Sorghum Checkoff Board Meeting – Sorghum Checkoff board operations, program graduation