LINCOLN — The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board encourages sorghum growers to consider serving their industry on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP). The USCP Board is instrumental in supporting sorghum research, promoting markets development domestically and abroad, and in providing consumer and producer education.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Nebraska sorghum growers to become involved in national leadership positions,’ said Nate Blum, Executive Director of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. “Our state boasts excellent Ag leaders. Service on the USCP Board helps provide guidance our industry.”
Interested nominees can contact the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board at: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sorghumcheckoff.com, OR contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 690-2611, Barbara.Josselyn@usda.gov, fax (202) 720-1125 or mail Research and Promotion Division, Livestock and Poultry Program; AMS, USDA, Room 2610-S, STOP 0251; 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-0251 to apply.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominees for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board to fill five vacant producer positions, including one to represent Kansas, one to represent Texas and three at-large positions. The deadline for nominations is May 11, 2020.
Any U.S. sorghum producer who owns or shares in the ownership and risk of loss of sorghum can be considered for nomination. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will select individuals from the nominations submitted by Certified Producer Organizations. A list of Certified Producer Organizations and the nomination form are available on the AMS United Sorghum Checkoff Program webpage.
The 13-member United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board was established to maintain and expand the market for sorghum.
— Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board
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