Sorghum Field Days to Showcase Hybrid Performance

Sorghum Field Days to Showcase Hybrid Performance

The 2014 Sorghum Field Days will be held at five sites in September: Trenton, Sterling, Hazard/Litchfield, Orleans, and Farwell.

Field performance of leading hybrids, new market opportunities, and production practices are among the topics to be included on the program. The field stops include a plot tour with management information from the field cooperator; sorghum seed representatives will be available to share hybrid information.  A meal/program will follow the field tour. The program, which will vary by location, will include ethanol plant representatives discussing new market opportunities and sorghum checkoff representatives providing an update on research and market development projects. Ag West Commodities is scheduled to provide a market outlook at the Trenton location. For more information see program flyer.

Participating seed companies include Alta Seed, Arrow Seed, Channel Seed, Dekalb, Dyna-Gro, Fontanelle, Gayland Ward Seed, NuTech Seed, Pioneer, Richardson Seed, and Sorghum Partners.

Planning and coordination of the event is sponsored by the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, Abengoa Bioenergy, Servi-Tech, United Sorghum Checkoff Progra.m., and allied industry.

Schedule and Directions

  • September 3, 5:30 p.m. at Trenton, Mike Baker Farm
    4 miles north of Trenton to Rd 719; go west 1 mile, then south ½ mile, and west, again, ½ mile
  • September 4, 5:30 p.m. at Sterling, Jim Erickson Farm
    Located between Ada.m.s and Bennet on Hwy 43; turn West on Pella Road (Pella Church) and go 1 mile.
  • September 16, 11 a.m. at Hazard/Litchfield, Seth Kucera and Bob Reissland Farms
    From Hazard, go 2¼ miles north on County Road WPA Sherman Avenue to plot sign at the field on the right
  • September 17, 11 a.m. at Orleans (dryland & irrigated), Duane Vorderstrasse and James Dunlay Farms
    From Orleans, go 1¼ miles northwest on Hwy 136, turn right onto County Road at the plot sign
  • September 18, 11 a.m. at Farwell (dryland & irrigated), John Dvoracek Farm
    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

News Release
Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association