National Sorghum Producers Announces March 1 Virtual Industry Forum

LUBBOCK, Texas (Feb. 10, 2021)—National Sorghum Producers will host a virtual industry forum March 1 at 5:30 p.m. central to honor 2020 Sorghum Yield Contest winners and address relative issues and advancements in the sorghum industry. The event will take place in advance of Commodity Classic where it is typically held in person, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, all events will take place virtually this year.

“We look forward to bringing the same level of energy and insight into this condensed virtual program to honor our 2020 sorghum yield contest winners and to address sorghum farmers nationwide,” NSP CEO Tim Lust said. “The beauty of having a virtual event is we are able to open this forum to the entire industry and guests through an efficient, informative and entertaining program.”

The event, sponsored by Pioneer Seeds, will feature a keynote with insights from Washington, D.C. Reece Cannady, U.S. Grains Council manager for global trade, and Sorghum Checkoff director Florentino Lopez will overview opportunities relating to current markets and sorghum demand. This will be followed by updates from Sorghum Checkoff Agronomy Director Brent Bean on the No. 1 producer requested advancement in sorghum seed technology—improved grass control with herbicide tolerant sorghum.

NSP encourages interested participants to view the event website to learn more about the program agenda and speakers. The first 50 farmers to RSVP to the event at will receive a Sorghum: The Smart Choice ® t-shirt and a pair of NSP cotton gloves.


National Sorghum Producers represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative and regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit