The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for positions on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board to fill four vacancies including one at-large producer position, two producer positions for Kansas and one producer position for Texas. The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees from producers nominated by Certified Producer Organizations.
Any U.S. sorghum producer who owns or shares in the ownership and risk of loss of sorghum can be considered for nomination. All eligible Kansas producers are invited to signal interest through the Kansas Caucus process by contacting the Kansas Grain Sorghum office by April 13th.
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 interested candidates.
Application forms and rules apply. Each nominee must complete official forms AD-755 and Nominee’s Agreement to Serve. Application forms can be access through USDA or Kansas Grain Sorghum.
For consideration for support by the three Kansas Certified Producer Organizations, completed applications must be received at the office of Kansas Grain Sorghum or Kansas Farm Bureau by 5:00 pm, Friday, April 13th.