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Sorghum Insider: Developing Industry Leaders



Get an inside look at the sorghum industry like never before – September 6-7 – Lubbock, Texas

Sorghum Insider is NSP’s exclusive two-day program that takes industry partners, elevators and end-users through the entire U.S. sorghum industry while covering important issues impacting production, policy, markets and more.

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. John Burke, USDA-ARS Laboratory Director and Research Leader
  • Tom Sell, Combest Sell & Associates Co-Founder and Managing Partner
  • Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers CEO
  • Florentino Lopez, Sorghum Checkoff Executive Director
  • John Duff, Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director
  • Dr. Justin Weinheimer, Sorghum Checkoff Crop Improvement Director

Topics Addressed

  • Sorghum 101 – Industry and Demographics
  • Sorghum – From Research and the Farm to the Table and Beyond
  • Sorghum’s Role in Renewable Energy
  • Sorghum Market Opportunities
  • Crop Improvement
  • NSP’s Role in the Legislative and Regulatory Process

Tour Events

  • White Energy
  • Legacy Dairy, Dairy and Forage Tour
  • Food Grade Sorghum Tour with grower Glenn Schur
  • USDA-ARS breeding plot tour and presentation

New this year! Sorghum Insider participants will have the opportunity to interact with up-and-coming sorghum farmer leaders, members of Leadership Sorghum Class III. Sorghum Insider also features a tour of the sorghum industry, including sorghum operations, USDA-ARS, nurseries and ethanol plants.

Space is limited, RSVP today! Sorghum Insider is limited to 15 participants. For more information, contact Shelley Heinrich at (806) 749-3478 or

Registration includes all meals. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs and hotel accommodations.