Sorghum U is back by popular demand, new locations in 2014


 LUBBOCK, Texas – Sorghum U is back by popular demand and will be expanding to four events in 2014, reaching new geographical areas.

The farmer-focused event hosted by the Sorghum Checkoff and High Plains Journal provides resources to help producers make informed production decisions and highlights how grain sorghum can contribute to operation profitability. This day-long event is a balanced mix of new and experienced grain sorghum producers.

The first event is set to take place at the Mallet Conference Center in Levelland, Texas, Tuesday, January 7, 2014. The second will be heading to a new location in South Texas on Thursday, January 9, 2014, with an event at the Robert M. Bouchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Sorghum U heads to the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Neb., and on Thursday, January 23, in Hays, Kan., at the Fort Hays State University Memorial Union.

Industry insiders are set to present information on a wide variety of topics ranging from marketing opportunities, basic and advanced agronomics, irrigation management, and other farm-level practices that will help increase producer profitability.

The program will encourage informal discussions between industry insiders and both experienced and new growers alike. The event will provide breakout sessions on specific topics tailored to each geographical region.

To register for the event visit www.hpj.com/sorghumu 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.

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.