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Chromatin Sponsors Sorghum U Events in More Locations in 2014

Dec 11th, 2013

The farmer-focused Sorghum U program is back to provide producers with resources to explore the production qualities of grain sorghum. The four-location series is sponsored by the Sorghum Checkoff, Sorghum Partners, CrustBuster/Speed King, Inc. and High Plains Journal.

The first event is set to take place at the Mallet Conference Center in Levelland, Texas, Jan. 7, 2014. The second event will be held at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas, Jan. 9, 2014. The last two events will be take place at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 21, 2014, and at the Fort Hays State University Memorial Union in Hays, Kan., Jan. 23, 2014.

“The Sorghum Checkoff is committed to increasing producer profitability, and we believe the Sorghum U education program is an excellent opportunity to help producers do just that,” said Justin Weinheimer, crop improvement program director for the Sorghum Checkoff. “Sorghum U will showcase regionally-specific information on management and marketing to help growers increase their bottom line with sorghum.”

Breakout sessions will feature lessons learned from experienced sorghum growers at each Sorghum U event location. In Levelland, Texas, location topics will include water and irrigation management, managing sorghum for top yields and the rotational opportunities available with sorghum and cotton. In Robstown, Texas, the program will discuss technology, practices and farm data that can help increase production efficiency along with advance sorghum economics.

Grand Island, Neb., and Hays, Kan., events will provide informative sessions on no-till, marketing, and sorghum management.

Event registration is available at, or call 855-422-6652. There is no charge to attend the event and lunch is included.

High Plains Journal and Midwest Ag Journal are weekly agriculture news publications with five geographic editions covering production agriculture across 12 states with paid readership. The Journal is based in Dodge City, Kan., and has brought essential industry news and markets to farm families and agriculture decision makers for more than 60 years throughout the core of production agriculture.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization that is dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion, and education. For more information about USCP and other research projects, visit

Chromatin, Inc. is focused on developing sorghum both for traditional agriculture and for application in renewable energy. Chromatin provides high-quality sorghum seeds to growers and producers who are attracted to the crop’s rapid maturation, tolerance to heat, cold and drought, and high yields. Chromatin has optimized its product portfolio to create sorghum feedstocks that serve as ideal renewable resources for emerging bio-based industries such as liquid transportation fuels, chemicals, materials, and biopowers. Today, Chromatin’s products are sold in the U.S. and in more than 20 countries, and its sorghum seeds are planted on over 4 million acres worldwide. For additional information, visit