2015 Sorghum Field Days

2015 Sorghum Field Days

Sorghum Field Days to Highlight Hybrid Performance

July 31, 2015

Sorghum farmers are invited to attend the 2015 Sorghum Field Days to be held at two locations during September.  Field performance of commercial hybrids, new market opportunities, and production practices are among the program topics.

Field stops include plot tours with management information from the field cooperator. Sorghum seed representatives will be available to share hybrid information.  A meal and program will follow the field tours. Varied by location, the meal program will include industry experts to discuss new market opportunities and sorghum checkoff representatives to provide an update on research and market development projects.  Ag West Commodities is scheduled to provide a market outlook at the Trenton location and Aurora Cooperative will discuss market dynamics at Farwell.

Participating seed companies include Arrow Seed, Channel Seed, Dekalb, Dyna-Gro, Fontanelle, Hoegemeier, NuTech Seed, Pioneer, and Sorghum Partners.

Planning and coordination of the event is under the direction of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association.

Field Days

 

  • Wednesday September 2, 5:30 p.m. — Trenton
    Mike Baker Farm — Dryland and irrigated plots. Directions: 4.5 miles north of Trenton to Rd 719, go west 1 mile, then south ½ mile
     
  • Thursday, September 10, 6:00 p.m. – Farwell
    John Dvoracek Farm — dryland and irrigated plots.  Directions: Off of Hwy 92 at west edge of Farwell, go 2 miles north on Salem, 1 mile west on 15th Avenue, and ¾ mile north on Tilden; turn left into field at plot sign at bridge)
    Tim Scheer Farm — irrigated.  (6 miles west of St. Paul on Hwy 92 and ½ mile south on the west side of the road)