Job Opening: Sorghum Checkoff High Value Markets Program Director

National Sorghum Producers announces the available position of High Value Markets Program Director for the Sorghum Checkoff. This position is charged with the responsibility of identifying critical issues relating to high value and/or added value sorghum marketplaces.

Responsibilities of the high value markets program director include determining what can be done to develop, expand and promote sorghum marketplaces both domestically and internationally. These markets can range from current areas such as livestock feeds to newer markets such as pet foods and beyond. Fresh new approaches are critical. Furthermore, this position is to provide leadership for the sorghum industry in high value markets, while coordinating a national agenda to focus market priorities so as to compete favorably with other commodities.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is the established national checkoff program for sorghum producers. USCP is responsible for promotion, research and information programs for the U.S. sorghum industry.  The Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order is implemented under the authority of “Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996.” USCP hired the National Sorghum Producers as the management entity for the checkoff. This position will be managed as an NSP employee.

Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until June 15, 2013, and can be sent to To view the complete position announcement and summary, click here.