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Sorghum U back by popular demand in Nebraska

Sorghum U will be moving north in February to Kearney, Neb. The series sponsored by the Sorghum Checkoff, Sorghum Partners, and High Plains Journal has added new sponsor, Abengoa Bioenergy, and will give producers an opportunity to explore the profitability potential and new market opportunities of grain sorghum.

Sorghum U will land in Kearney on Feb. 19 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center. The first two Sorghum U sessions in Kansas and Texas proved to be very successful, and the demand to move north was overwhelming.

Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director John Duff says that new markets are calling on producers to meet the needs for grain sorghum.

"Growers all across the state of Nebraska have a renewed interest in producing grain sorghum, and the Sorghum Checkoff is committed to providing educational opportunities like Sorghum U to help them produce a profitable crop."

Industry insiders are set to present information on a wide variety of topics ranging from marketing opportunities, basic and advanced agronomics, irrigation management, and other farm-level practices that will help increase producer profitability. Water management has become an important issue across the High Plains, and sorghum has the ability to produce more crop per drop.

The program will encourage informal discussions between industry insiders and both experienced and new growers alike. To register for the event visit www.hpj.com/sorghumu 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 the USCP and other research projects please visit www.sorghumcheckoff.com.

Chromatin, Inc. is focused on developing sorghum, both for traditional agriculture and for applications 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 biopower. 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, please visit www.chromatininc.com.

Abengoa Bioenergy owns and operates six ethanol facilities throughout the United States producing nearly 400 million gallons of ethanol for use as a commercial product. Abengoa Bioenergy is a leader in the production of biofuels and the sustainability of raw materials. For more information and to learn more about the Abengoa Bioenergy commitment to sustainable rural communities and providing alternative energy resources on a global scale visit www.abengoabioenergy.com.

Date: 1/28/2013



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