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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.

Sep 20, 2021

Our very own Norma Ritz Johnson takes the driver seat to interview native Kansan and Executive Director of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Producers Association, Jesse McCurry. In this episode, they discuss all things KANSAS Sorghum, the purpose & mission of the Kansas commission, this year’s crop, and more....


Sep 8, 2021

Executive Vice President, John Duff returns to the Sorghum Smart Talk podcast to discuss KansCAT in the final installment of the series. In this episode, John brings on Sorghum Checkoff CEO, Tim Lust to discuss overarching conservation & sustainability issues & why they are important. Tune in to the full episode to...


Jul 19, 2021

Sorghum Checkoff Sustainability Director Kira Everhart-Valentine returns to Sorghum Smart Talk this week to visit with Nebraska sorghum producer Tracy Zink. Tracy discusses her journey before the farm, why she began producing sorghum, and what sustainability means to her and her farm. Tune in to learn more about why...


Jul 6, 2021

On this week’s episode of Sorghum Smart Talk, we visit with former Sorghum Checkoff Board Chairwoman and current U.S. Grains Council At-Large Director Verity Ulibarri. She looks back on her time with the Sorghum Checkoff and discusses what she has learned this past year on the USGC Board of Directors. Tune in to learn...


Jun 21, 2021

On this week’s episode of Sorghum Smart Talk, we visit with Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. We discuss the role that farmers play in the production of ethanol, and what we as consumers can do to make a change in the world we live in. To learn more about ethanol and how to make a change visit