Sorghum Checkoff Now Accepting External Committee Member Applications

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Sorghum Checkoff is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as an external committee member on one of the board of director’s three committees: Crop Improvement, High Value Markets and Renewables.

In 2011, the Sorghum Checkoff board of directors amended the organizational bylaws to allow for external committee members to serve on board committees. The Sorghum Checkoff believes in the importance of having outside committee members that will provide important insight in each program area.

The Sorghum Checkoff is focused on making an impact in the industry and is seeking individuals who are willing to serve and help make a difference. External committee applicants should possess a commitment to the sorghum industry and the desire to be instrumental in moving the industry forward.

Responsibilities of external committee members include following all USCP board policies while acting as a resource and providing supportive information, attending scheduled committee meetings and/or calls, and voting on projects and issues brought before the committee.

Applications can be found online at and submitted to The deadline for application submission is Oct. 7, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and accepted by the board on or before Dec. 11, 2013.


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