MANHATTAN - The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board will have five positions vacant in December 2017, with one of those positions available to Kansas sorghum growers.

As organizations in Kansas certified to nominate producers to serve on the Board, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association and Kansas Farm Bureau, collectively, are searching for sorghum producers interested in appointment to the United Sorghum Checkoff Board.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Board makes strategic decisions intended to fund research and promotion. The board of directors is charged with the task of identifying the most pressing issues facing the sorghum industry and working to develop solutions to improve the industry.

In accordance with the program rules, persons interested in being nominated must be a sorghum producer and need to complete and submit USDA’s Form AD-755 – Advisory Committee Membership Background Information, and the Nominee’s Agreement to Serve Form along with a cover letter outlining their interest to serve on the USCP Board. Application forms may also be accessed on USDA’s website at: by selecting the “Sorghum Program.”

For consideration for support by the three Kansas Certified Producer Organizations, completed applications must be received at the office of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association ( or the Kansas Farm Bureau ( office by 5 p.m., Friday, May 5.