Sorghum U Events Return For a Second Year in 2014


DODGE CITY, Kan. — The farmer-focused Sorghum U program is back to provide producers with resources to explore the production qualities of grain sorghum. The four-location series is sponsored by the Sorghum Checkoff, Sorghum Partners, CrustBuster/Speed King Inc. andHigh Plains Journal.

The first event is set to take place at the Mallet Conference Center in Levelland, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The second event will be held at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas, Jan. 9, 2014. The last two events will be take place at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 21, 2014, and at the Fort Hays State University Memorial Union in Hays, Kan., Jan. 23, 2014.

“The Sorghum Checkoff is committed to increasing producer profitability, and we believe the Sorghum U education program is an excellent opportunity to help producers do just that,” said Justin Weinheimer, crop improvement program director for the Sorghum Checkoff. “Sorghum U will showcase regionally-specific information on management and marketing to help growers increase their bottom line with sorghum.”

Breakout sessions will feature lessons learned from experienced sorghum growers at each Sorghum U event location. In Levelland, Texas, topics will include water and irrigation management, managing sorghum for top yields and the rotational opportunities available with sorghum and cotton. In Robstown, Texas, the program will discuss technology, practices and farm data that can help increase production efficiency along with advance sorghum economics.

Grand Island, Neb., and Hays, Kan., events will provide informative sessions on no-till, marketing and sorghum management.

Event registration is available at www.hpj.com/sorghumu or call 855-422-6652. There is no charge to attend the event and lunch is included.

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High Plains Journal and Midwest Ag Journal are weekly agriculture news publications with five geographic editions covering production agriculture across 12 states with paid readership. The Journal is based in Dodge City, Kan., and has brought essential industry news and markets to farm families and agriculture decision makers for more than 60 years throughout the core of production agriculture.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization that is dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion, and education. For more information about USCP and other research projects please visit www.sorghumcheckoff.com.

Chromatin, Inc. is focused on developing sorghum both for traditional agriculture and for application in renewable energy. Chromatin provides high-quality sorghum seeds to growers and producers who are attracted to the crops rapid maturation, tolerance to heat, cold and drought, and high yields. Chromatin has optimized its product portfolio to create sorghum feedstocks that serve as ideal renewable resources for emerging bio-based industries such as liquid transportation fuels, chemicals, materials, and biopowers. Today, Chromatins products are sold in the U.S. and in more than 20 countries, and its sorghum seeds are planted on over 4 million acres worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.chromatininc.com.

CrustBuster/Speed King, Inc. specializes in designing and manufacturing the highest quality farm implements available today. Products range from grain and seed handling equipment to planters and cotton harvest machinery. With over 50 years of manufacturing experience, CrustBuster/Speed King constantly strives to keep its equipment and techniques as up to date and cost effective as possible. To learn more about the company and its products, please visitwww.crustbuster.com or www.speedkinginc.com