Financial support from the NSP Industry Partner Program allows us to be the best in the world at representing the U.S. sorghum industry and sorghum farmers. Sorghum Partners has served as a valued industry partner for many years, including their role as the premier sponsor of Sorghum PAC events.
Like it says in their name, Sorghum Partners® has been a valued partner of the National Sorghum Producers for more than 20 years. With forage and grain sorghum portfolios, Sorghum Partners has focused on grower success for decades, offering sorghum farmers high performing hybrids with superior field performance to maximize insect and disease resistance, grain and stem quality, harvestability and tolerance to extreme weather challenges.
“Sorghum Partners is one of the oldest and most loyal partners our organization has,” said NSP Industry Relations Director Jamaca Battin. “From the beginning, they have had the best interest of sorghum farmers and this industry in mind, and we value the partnership we have with their team to advocate for the growers we serve year after year.”
Through its partnership with NSP, Sorghum Partners’ contributions to the sorghum industry have created vast opportunities for NSP members and Sorghum Partners’ customers, leading to advancements in the industry like sugarcane aphid tolerant hybrids and herbicide tolerant sorghum.
Sorghum Partners has also been a staunch supporter of NSP advocacy efforts through sponsorship of the Sorghum Political Action Committee (PAC). Traditionally, the Sorghum PAC’s keystone fundraiser takes place at Commodity Classic in conjunction with the annual Yield Contest Awards Gala. However, as Commodity Classic moved to a virtual event in 2021, NSP created the Sorghum PAC Series, sponsored once again by Sorghum Partners, offering three fundraising opportunities for producers to give to the Sorghum PAC this year.
“The success of our Sorghum PAC hinges on the support we receive from our valued industry partners, like Sorghum Partners,” Battin said. “Sorghum Partners continues to take that support to the next level as a premiere sponsor of the PAC, and we’re grateful for their contributions that made this series possible.”
The first event in the series included an auction hosted through BigIron Auctions. It was the most successful PAC fundraiser to date taking in over $82,000 for the Sorghum PAC. The series also included a virtual fundraiser, and the final event will be the Sorghum PAC Golf Tournament held April 24 at the Wellington Golf Club in Wellington, Kansas.
Through its sponsorship, Sorghum Partners is providing golf towels to all participants and will be present onsite to answer grower questions about their products. Mike Eade, VP Sales & Marketing Americas, will also provide remarks on behalf of the company.
Interested in the tournament? Spots are filling fast, but interested individuals can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if walk-ups will be taken. More information about the tournament and Sorghum PAC series can be found at SorghumGrowers.com/pacseries. Missed a chance to contribute? Individual NSP members can make a donation online at SorghumGrowers.com/donate.
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2021 Issue of Sorghum Grower magazine.