Sorghum Checkoff Sponsors First Dietitian Farm Tour


The Sorghum Checkoff sponsored the first ever dietitian sorghum farm tour during the Today’s Dietitian Symposium, which took place May 20-22, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The tour was led by renowned Dietitian Sharon Palmer. Nearly 50 dietitians from across the U.S. gathered to learn more about sorghum production practices and sustainability with James Kamas at his farm in central Texas. Wayne Cleveland, Texas Grain Sorghum Association Executive Director, and his wife Kathy treated the group to lunch with a menu featuring a variety of sorghum items, including charcuterie with sorghum crackers, corn and sorghum tortillas, sorghum molasses glazed chicken pops, pearled sorghum tabbouleh, sorghum lime cookies and more. Sorghum Checkoff staff also shared sorghum’s nutritional and culinary benefits with the group.

Farm Tour

Following the tour, the Sorghum Checkoff hosted a booth at the Today’s Dietitian Symposium where staff shared information and samples of a Watermelon and Arugula Sorghum Salad and Wondergrain’s Three Bean Salad. The farm tour and exhibit at Today’s Dietitian Symposium provided new opportunities to showcase sorghum’s benefits from field to plate. The Sorghum Checkoff will continue to seek momentum-increasing opportunities to share the sorghum story with this important audience.