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Sorghum Smart Talk

Sorghum Smart Talk features useful information and provides credible resources relating to the sorghum industry in order to benefit sorghum growers, industry stakeholders and all agriculturalists.

Nov 18, 2019

On this week’s episode of Sorghum Smart Talk, we visit with California grain crop farmer Tara Beaver to discuss mental health and her social media campaign surrounding the subject, #MentalHealthMonday. Mental health in rural America and in agriculture is becoming an increasingly important topic. Beaver said social...


Nov 11, 2019

This week on Sorghum Smart Talk, we visit with National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Director Daniel Neenan. We discuss resources such as rescue programs and safety training designed specifically for agriculturists. Neenan expresses how important farm safety is and encourages certain precautions be...


Nov 4, 2019

On this week’s episode of Sorghum Smart Talk we visit with Jim Massey, a sorghum farmer from Robstown, Texas, and the Vice Chairman for the Sorghum Checkoff board of directors. Massey recently went on a mission to Spain with the U.S. Grains Council to evaluate market potential and how conditions could potentially...


Oct 28, 2019

In this week’s episode of Sorghum Smart Talk we visit with Chairman of the National Sorghum Foundation Larry Lambright. We discuss the Foundation and scholarship opportunities for active university students interested in studying agriculture and, more specifically, the sorghum industry. Lambright’s passion for...


Oct 15, 2019

On this week’s episode of Sorghum Smart Talk, we talk with Derek Peine, CEO of Western Plains Energy, LLC in Oakley, Kansas. Western Plains Energy is an ethanol plant that direct contracts with several farmers to supply their grain. Listen in to hear how both parties may benefit from the arrangement.