This fall National Sorghum Producers celebrated new hires and work anniversaries and is preparing for the 2022 Sorghum PAC Series.
Haleigh Erramouspe was recently selected to a joint position as executive director for the New Mexico Sorghum Association and Colorado Sorghum Association. She will fulfill these roles while continuing to work part-time as communications coordinator for the association. Erramouspe has her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and is currently finishing her master’s degree in the same discipline at Texas Tech University. She has worked for NSP since she began as a communications intern in 2018.
NSP also hired Jessi Lopez for the role of administrative manager. Lopez, who has more than 14 years of administrative and financial experience, will be responsible for office management, accounts payable and receivable and assisting with event planning.
Lopez replaces Amanda Garcia, who now works full time as office manager for Sustainable Crop Insurance Services (SCIS), a for-profit subsidiary of NSP. Garcia also leads management of the NSP Yield Contest.
Two Team Sorghum members are celebrating their 10-year work anniversaries this fall—John Duff (August) and Ian Hoeffner (November)! Duff began working for NSP as an intern after completing two internships in Washington, D.C. Duff is a valuable and diverse member of the team, having served as the renewables director for the Sorghum Checkoff, a crop insurance agent with SCIS and strategic business director for NSP. Currently, he holds the role of executive vice president for both NSP and the Sorghum Checkoff.
Hoeffner, an equally valuable asset to the industry, arrived at Team Sorghum after serving as senior server administrator for a telecommunications company. Hoeffner is a talented software developer and data analyst who has completed many technical analysis projects and built tools and information platforms for NSP, USCP and SCIS. He keeps the office secure, our internet working and is a fantastic cook!
Congratulations to both of these team members on this important milestone, and thank you for all you do to make the sorghum industry better!
National Sorghum Producers announced it will host three fundraisers for the 2022 Sorghum PAC Series. Sorghum Partners and ADAMA US are the premier sponsors.
The first two events in the series will be the return of the annual Sorghum PAC Casino Night and Auction held during Commodity Classic in New Orleans March 10-12, 2022, with an online auction hosted by Big Iron Actions. NSP will also host the second annual Sorghum PAC Golf Tournament on April 30, 2022, at the Wellington Golf Club in Wellington, Kansas.
The Sorghum PAC promotes worthy legislators who understand and advocate on behalf of sorghum priorities, and it serves as an influential alliance of NSP members and sorghum associations working to uphold and protect the interest of sorghum farmers across the country. More information about the Sorghum PAC can be found at SorghumGrowers.com/sorghum-pac/ or by contacting Sorghum PAC Events Coordinator Jamaca Battin at email@example.com
This story originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of Sorghum Grower magazine.