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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!

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.

Oct 7, 2019

On this week’s episode of Sorghum Smart Talk we visit with Mike Baker. Baker is a sorghum farmer from Trenton, Nebraska, serving as chairman for the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and on the National Sorghum Producers Legislative Committee. Baker has cultivated a successful operation through dynamic marketing and his...

May 10, 2019

In this episode we visit with Dan O'Bien, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. O'Brien gives an update on sorghum exports, current prices, basis, how trade negotiations are affecting these and marketing options farmers can utilize in this...

Feb 11, 2019

In this episode sorghum farmer and Leadership Sorghum Class II graduate Greg Glover from Amarillo, Texas, along with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist Mark Welch, Ph.D., join us to discuss the Master Marketer program taking place in Lubbock, Texas, this year and their perspective on grain marketing today. 


Jan 28, 2019

In this episode, we discuss grain storage options and considerations with John Miller. Grain storage is not for everyone, but for those who choose to utilize grain storage, we have provided a list of farm storage resources including a list of bin and bagger companies.

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