Images from Around Sorghum Country

Another busy week for sorghum producers, researchers and advocates yielded not only growth in the industry, but also images from events and fields around the country.

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2012 Rio Farms Sorghum Field Day – South Texas

Texas A&M University researcher Bill Rooney discusses grain sorghum quality research at Rio Farms in South Texas.

Ryan Bading, a sorghum breeder out of Bishop, Texas, talks about DKS 37 07, which is a top yielding variety at Rio Farms.

2012 Tidewater Ag Research & Extension Center Farm

Virginia Tech researcher Maria Balota speaking at the Tidewater Ag Research & Extension Center Farm in Suffolk, Va.

Dr. Maria Balota (right), John Johnson (CPS) (left), and Barney Bernstein (center) check out the sorghum plant timing plot in Virginia. Dr. Maria Balota planted the plots from mid-April to mid-July.

Sorghum Checkoff field service rep Shelee Padgett (left) joins Virginia Tech researcher Maria Balota (right), and Barney Bernstein (center) at the grain sorghum plots in Holland, Va.

Grain sorghum emerging from the ground in a variety plot in Virginia. The Sorghum Checkoff-funded project includes 45 different hybrids that are currently being tested.

Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo – Minneapolis, Minn.

Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director John Duff promoted sorghum as a biofuel option at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis this week.

Farms Across the Sorghum Belt

Sorghum heading in Newport, Ark. Photos sent in by Malcolm Haigwood.

Rows of healthy sorghum maturing in Alva, Okla. Photos sent in by Jay Leeper.

Mature sorghum just about ready for harvest at Rio Farms in Edcouch, Texas.