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Sorghum Insider: Developing Industry Leaders

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Get an inside look at the sorghum industry like never before

Sorghum Insider is an exclusive three-day program hosted by the National Sorghum Producers for industry partners, elevators and end-users that will take participants through the U.S. sorghum industry from beginning to end, covering all of the important issues impacting production, policy, markets and more.

Get an insider’s look into the new and exciting opportunities on the horizon for sorghum, while gaining a better understanding of how the industry works as a whole.

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. John Burke, USDA-ARS Laboratory Director and Research Leader
  • Chris Cogburn, National Sorghum Producers Strategic Business Director and Sustainable Crop Insurance Services
  • Dr. Jeff Dahlberg, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center Director
  • John Duff, Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director
  • Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers CEO
  • Florentino Lopez, Sorghum Checkoff Executive Director
  • Tom Sell, Combest Sell & Associates
  • Dr. Justin Weinheimer, Sorghum Checkoff Crop Improvement Director

Topics Addressed:

  • NSP’s History and Current Strategic Plan
  • NSP Membership Program Areas
  • Water
  • Sorghum Production 101
  • Crop Insurance
  • The Difference Between NSP and USCP
  • Sorghum as an Advanced Biofuel
  • Sorghum’s Role in Renewable Energy
  • Sorghum Market Opportunities
  • Crop Improvement
  • Sorghum Political Action Committee
  • NSP’s Role in the Legislative Process

You’ll also have the opportunity to tour USDA-ARS and go on a seed tour, viewing a private nursery.

Space is limited, RSVP today!

Space is limited to 25 participants, so we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible to Shari Connell at (806) 749-3478 or

Sorghum Insider registration is $1,250. Registration fee includes enrollment in the program, two nights stay hotel accommodations at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center, and lunch and dinner during the program. Participants will be responsible for travel to and from Lubbock.