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ISSUE DATE: 03/03/2014

Leadership Sorghum program helps farmers take the lead

Fifteen members of the first class of Leadership Sorghum, sponsored by the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, recently completed the program’s first year.

Seeking to develop the next generation of leaders in the sorghum industry, the program exposed Class I to various aspects of the industry, and the program is important for the future of sorghum.

“Leadership development is an important focus for the future success of any organization and industry,” Lindsay Kennedy, external affairs director for the checkoff, said. “The sorghum industry has been blessed over the years with excellent grower leaders who have helped move U.S. sorghum forward.”


NEWS

A concrete solution from the cornfield
Ag census shows boom in farm sales
Co-ops help build community
Farmers Market Vendor Workshop planned March 29
Kansas' 50-year water vision is a work in progress
KC Fed study: Lower corn prices highlight importance of liquidity
Keep your top performers
Leadership Sorghum program helps farmers take the lead
Legislature hears judicial council report on corporate farming law
Missouri Farmers Care supports lawsuit against California egg production mandates
Nebraska LEAD 33 travels to Kansas City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago
New 2014 farm bill legislation discussed at Blackland Income Growth Conference
NMSU professor addresses 10 myths about cockroaches
Retired executive to speak on global shortfall of food production
Super (Bowl) market forecast no substitute for sound investing
UNL's 'Market Journal' reports from South America
USDA highlights 2013 investments to build a stronger rural Kansas
WKMA scholarships available

CROPS

Alliance for Grassland Renewal program March 31 focuses on replacing toxic fescue grass
Awareness can help prevent grain bin engulfments, increase grain bin safety
Carbon sequestration not so simple in biomass crop production
Cover crops use water, affect wheat yields in High Plains
Everest still the No. 1 wheat variety for Kansas
Intensive management pushes soybeans to maximum yield potential
Kansas Pheasants Forever state habitat convention set March 7-8
Kansas, Pakistan find common ground through innovative aquaculture project
KDOT hay harvest permits required on state right of way
K-State offers two workshops on combustible dust
KU student presents innovative biodiesel research at premiere industry event
NAWG honors Rep. Frank Lucas with Wheat Leader of the Year Award
Nebraska Grape and Winery Board seeks grant proposals
Nebraska Wheat Board announces March meeting
Priming plant defenses with aspirin-like compound
Quality of U.S. soybean crop even higher
Researcher surveys cover crops into the future
Researchers use new way to measure nitrate in soil
Sorghum board seeks applicants to fill vacancy
To pastures and beyond
Warm Season Pasture Establishment and Improvement Seminar set March 4
Wheat Quality Lab provides breeders with critical information
White honored for years of service to agriculture
Woodland acres increase calls for landowner caution

LIVESTOCK

2014 Cattlemen's Ball raising money for cancer research
American Shorthorn Association elects leaders, board members
Beef and Forage Seminar to cover grazing, cattle prices
Beef checkoff launches online community for popular training program
Beefmasters earn top honors at all breeds sale for second year
Beekeeping, bee health, products featured at Cheyenne conference
Captain offers lessons for cattlemen at NCBA Cattle Industry Convention
Cattlemen enter the fifth dimension
Cattlemen's College wraps up another successful year
Change insulin resistance to insulin sensitivity
Chef takes a different route to success
Colostrum replacements important for newborn calves
Cow found mutilated in Anderson County
Cowley County Livestock Association annual meeting set for March 13
Downey, Weltmer assume leadership of Kansas Beef Council
Farm transition workshops planned in Oklahoma
Fawcett honored as Hereford Herdsman of the Year
Gelbvieh Association inducts Nebraska Couple into Hall of Fame
Iowa beef producers explore trade with Panama and Colombia
Jones elected to chair the U.S. Livestock Genetic Export board
Kansas ranks first in milk production growth in 2013
Kansas Sheep Council, Sheep Day meetings planned
New YSA class gathers in Topeka for first session
OIG follow-up reaffirms solid checkoff management
Placing Taiwanese swine producers on the same page
Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference set March 22
TAHC visiting major stock shows to discuss biosecurity practices
Training horses like schooling children, clinician emphasizes
U.S. Red Meat exports close 2013 on a mixed note
With cattle market strong, make sure cows do not 'run out of gas'

EDITOR

Get the most out of meeting season
KCA leader offers a COOL thought
Western water woes

COLUMNS

Build the pipeline
Embrace the process
Firm introduces premix fungicide for corn, soybeans, wheat
Full fat is only way to go
Insect control added to cereal grain crop lineup
NP8ImmunoCellphotocutlinedb.cfm
Planting time insecticide system released
The price keeps climbing

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock sales summary
Cattle on feed numbers released
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain closes higher
Grain market close
Hay steady in most areas
Hay trade, movement remain slow
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Springfield livestock sales report

RANGE

KFAC, KFB extend deadline for Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops

FAMILY

After the storm: Buffalo 4-Hers raise funds for South Dakota counterparts
Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school
Botulism-causing toxins detected promptly by ARS-developed test strip
CAB offers kosher brand extension
Cleveland County 4-H Trailblazers to host horse show
Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program seeking applicants for Class 12
Comfortable Carriage Hills has brick accents
Follow 10 steps to slow cooking success
Follow food safety tips when using canned goods
Have fun with exercise this year
K-State Research and Extension plans events throughout state
Life skills workshops for youth offered
March is Bake and Take Month
Meditation
National FFA president promotes ag literacy in Kansas
NMSU graduate student one of 10 selected for Ag Outlook Forum
NMSU Valencia Extension to have fourth Home and Garden Expo
Osowski named NDSU 'Little I' Royalty Princess
PBS Kids, Smoky Hills Public Television announce annual writers contest
Problems with food
Rural Development program can assist Kansas homeowners with home repair
USDA partners with U.S. Special Operations Command to support military families
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