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Sorghum Insider: Developing Industry Leaders

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Get an inside look at the sorghum industry like never before – August 20-22

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.

Special Guest – U.S.Representative Mike Conaway

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
  • Matt Gruhlkey, Attebury Grain, LLC. Origination Manager
  • Dr. Kerry Mayfield, Chromatin, Inc.
  • J.B. Stewart, National Sorghum Producers Board Chairman
  • Warren E. Mayberry, Dupont Southern Region GA Manager (TX, NM, LA, OK, AL, MS, AR, PR)
  • 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
  • Sorghum 101 – Industry and Demographics
  • Sorghum – From Research to the Table and Beyond
  • Sorghum as an Advanced Biofuel
  • Sorghum’s Role in Renewable Energy
  • Sorghum Exports and Endeavors
  • Sorghum Market Opportunities
  • Crop Improvement
  • Sorghum Political Action Committee
  • NSP’s Role in the Legislative Process

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet our board of directors and join us for a two-day tour of the sorghum industry visiting with producers and USDA-ARS, sorghum fields, a private nursery and an ethanol plant.

Space is limited, RSVP today!

Space is limited to 15 participants, so we encourage you to RSVP soon to Shelley Heinrich at (806) 749-3478 or

Sorghum Insider registration is $1,250. All meals are provided. Participants are responsible for travel to and from Lubbock and for hotel accommodations at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center.