Sorghum Field Day Set for Sept. 7 at Lawrence

Sorghum Field Day Set for Sept. 7 at Lawrence

August 26, 2011

Sorghum farmers are invited to attend the 2011 Sorghum Field Day Wednesday, September 7 at Lawrence. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of the Sorghum Hybrid Demonstration Plot 1 mile west of Lawrence on Highway 4, then 1½ miles south on Road 2500. The plot is on the west side of the road.

“We’ll have representatives from the commercial seed companies on hand to discuss their plot entries,” said Kenneth Herz, NeGSPA Director and Plot Coordinator. “Farmers will be able to see and evaluate field performance for themselves. This year the sorghum is really demonstrating its drought tolerance and water use efficiency,” says Herz.

A dinner, featuring sorghum cookies for dessert, will be served at 7 p.m.. The evening program will also feature a representative from CPI Marketing who will give a presentation on the Sorghum Market Outlook. Bill Greving, Prairie View, Kan., past chair of the Board of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, has been invited to provide an update on the national sorghum checkoff.

“Producers successfully passed the referendum on the sorghum checkoff last February,” stated Herz. “We’re looking forward to learn what new opportunities lay ahead for sorghum producers in the areas of crop improvement, renewables and high-value markets.”

The plot is sponsored annually by the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, UNL Extension, the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, participating seed companies, and agribusiness. This year’s sponsorship also includes the Sorghum Checkoff.

Location

From Lawrence go 1 mile west on Highway 4, then 1½ miles south on Road 2500. The field day site is on the west side of the road.

Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board News Release