Sorghum Checkoff Board Directors Sworn in, Officers Elected


Five Sorghum Checkoff board directors were sworn in during the Dec. 10, 2014, board meeting in Lubbock, Texas.

Returning to the board are Adam Baldwin of McPherson, Kan., John L. Dvoracek of Farwell, Neb., and Dale Murden of Monte Alto, Texas. New to the board are Billy C. Bridgeforth of Tanner, Ala., and Verity C. Ulibarri of McAlister, N.M., both of which are at-large members.

The newly sworn in board members were appointed by the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in October and will serve three year terms.

“We are eager to have new board directors from diverse sorghum backgrounds that will help continue the message of the checkoff,” said Sorghum Checkoff CEO Tim Lust. “Our desire is to work as a unified group that will help reach our main objective, producer profitability, and these new additions will serve the industry well.”

New leadership was also elected during the December board meeting. Dale Murden will serve as chairman, Adam Baldwin as vice chairman, David Fremark of St. Lawerence, S.D., as secretary, and Martin Kerschen of Garden Plain, Kan., as treasurer.

“I am excited to serve with the elected new officers,” said Murden. “These producers represent a cross section of America’s Sorghum Belt and bring diverse opinions and ideas on how we can best help U.S. farmers and the industry.”

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