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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.

Apr 15, 2019

In this episode, we spoke with Nate Blum, new Executive Director for the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. Blum recently transitioned into the role following Barb Kliment who retired after over 30 years of service to the industry.

Blum discusses the recent flooding in Nebraska, plans for the future and why he is passionate...


Apr 8, 2019

In this episode, we discuss ongoing projects and research at the Center for Sorghum Improvement at Kansas State University with Managing Director, Sarah Sexton-Bowser. 

The Center advances sorghum by working across disciplines, institutions and stakeholder communities. The Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program is...


Apr 1, 2019

In this episode we visit with Ciera Ware, National Sorghum Foundation Scholar and senior Plant and Soil Science major at Texas Tech University

Ciera has plans to return to the farm and start her own operation near Cone, Texas, where she grew up. Ciera's passion for agronomy has driven her to start her own podcast...


Mar 25, 2019

In this episode of Sorghum Smart Talk we visit with Brent Bean, Ph.D., Sorghum Checkoff director of agronomy about crop management tools and things to begin thinking about in preparation for the 2019 season. Bean discusses topics such as seeding rate, tillage practices, new products and innovations to look forward to...


Mar 18, 2019

In this episode we talk with Vice President of Product and Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network, Charles Baron, about the changes taking place in the agriculture industry. Previously, Charles was a program manager at Google where he started and led product, investment and research initiatives in advanced energy...