Sorghum U to Discuss New Grain Sorghum Marketing Opportunities in Nebraska


Dodge City, Kan. – Industry insiders will present information on a wide variety of topics at Sorghum U on Feb. 19 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney, Neb.

This event is the third in a series of farmer-focused grain sorghum meetings across the High Plains sponsored by the Sorghum Checkoff, Sorghum Partners, and High Plains Journal has added new sponsor Abengoa Bioenergy and will give producers an opportunity to explore the profitability and new market opportunities of grain sorghum.

Topics will range from new marketing opportunities, basic and advanced agronomics, using marginal transitional land, and other farm-level practices that will help increase producer profitability. The Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of grain sorghum as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuels Standard opens up new markets in areas much like South Central Nebraska.

“We believe this new opportunity to produce advanced biofuel will increase demand for the crop and lead to greater profitability for producers across the nation,” said Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director, John Duff. “Furthermore, it gives us great pride that these producers will play a key role in supplying homegrown advanced biofuel, and we look forward to supporting them in these efforts going forward.”

Part of that support is providing quality educational forums that encourage informal discussions between industry insiders and both experienced and new growers alike. The event will provide breakout sessions on water management, sorghum economics, sorghum agronomics, and new sorghum marketing opportunities.

To register for the event visit www.SorghumU.com or call 1-855-422-6652. There is no charge to attend the event and lunch is included.

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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 the USCP and other research projects please visit www.sorghumcheckoff.com.