Sorghum U is a new two-event series that will give sorghum producers in Kansas and Texas an opportunity to explore the profitability and water management qualities that grain sorghum has to offer as a crop.
The first event is slated to take place in Kansas at the Magouirk Conference Center in Dodge City on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The second event will be held in Texas at the Overton Hotel and Convention Center in Lubbock on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
Many grain sorghum industry insiders will be on hand to present information on a wide variety of topics ranging from sorghum marketing opportunities, basic and advanced agronomics, irrigation management, and other farm-level practices that will help increase producer profitability.
Water management has become an especially important issue across the High Plains of Texas—especially after two years of drought in the state in 2011 and 2012 growing seasons—and sorghum has the ability to produce more crop per drop of rainwater. Its drought tolerance has created more interest in sorghum as an important crop in Texas and the Southwest.
Both programs in Kansas and Texas will encourage information discussions between industry insiders, and both experienced and new grain sorghum growers alike. The events will provide breakout sessions on water management and sorghum economics, along with sorghum agronomics, and sorghum marketing opportunities.
You can register for the Sorghum U event by going online and visiting the website at www.SorghumU.com or call 1-855-422-6652.
There is no charge to attend the Sorghum U event and lunch will be included at each program.
The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization that is dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion and education.
For much more information about the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and other research projects on behalf of grain sorghum, you can visit the website at www.sorghumcheckoff.com.