NSP Welcomes New Team Members

Article By Jennifer (Blackburn) Warren

National Sorghum Producers is pleased to announce the addition of three new individuals to its team. Sydney Lundberg joins as policy analyst, Liz Carver as executive assistant and Alli Gonzales as administrative coordinator. These new team members bring a wealth of experience and diverse backgrounds that will contribute to the continued success of NSP and the sorghum industry.

Sydney Lundberg, as the policy analyst for NSP, plays a crucial role in conducting economic analysis on farm policy, trade policy and market factors that impact the sorghum industry. Sydney has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and applied economics from Texas Tech University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree, focusing her research on corruption and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sydney’s commitment to excellence is evident through her participation in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement (MILE) program. As a resident of Lubbock, Texas, Sydney is actively involved with her local church and has a passion for outdoor activities, fitness and wellness.

Liz Carver, the organization’s new executive assistant, brings valuable administrative expertise to NSP. With a degree from Texas A&M University, Liz has a strong background in sales and sales management and is a licensed real estate agent. In her role, she will support the CEO in day-today operations, focusing on the administrative aspects for Team Sorghum. Liz resides in Abernathy, Texas, and is married to Jim Bob Carver, an Aggie himself, and together they have two boys, Owen and Samuel. Liz is passionate about ministry, serving many years in women’s ministry leadership roles across the Texas Panhandle. She also loves watching her boys participate in sports and stock shows and cheering on the Aggies during football and baseball season. Liz is eager to contribute her skills and enthusiasm to the success of NSP.

Alli Gonzales, the new administrative coordinator, brings a wealth of finance and administrative experience to NSP. With 18 years of experience in finance and administration, Alli’s proficiency in managing operations and numbers is invaluable. Having grown up in the Central Coast of California surrounded by farming and agriculture, Alli has a deep-rooted connection to the industry through her family’s involvement in the fruit and vegetable sector. Alli’s dedication to giving back is evident through her volunteer work at food banks and shelters. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and taking care of her beloved yorkie.

The addition of Sydney, Liz and Alli to the NSP team marks a significant step forward in strengthening the organization’s capabilities. Their combined expertise in policy analysis, administration and finance will greatly benefit NSP, its subsidiaries and industry partners. With their passion for agriculture, commitment to community and diverse skill sets, Sydney, Liz, and Alli are well-positioned to contribute to NSP’s mission of advancing the sorghum industry and ensuring its longterm success.

National Sorghum Producers is excited to welcome each of these individuals to the team and looks forward to the valuable contributions they will make to the organization and the sorghum industry as a whole.


This story originally appeared in the Summer 2023 Issue of Sorghum Grower magazine.