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K-State Sorghum Production Schools scheduled for February

A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in mid-February 2015 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers. The schools will be sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission.

The one-day schools will cover issues facing sorghum producers: weed control strategies, crop production practices, soil fertility and nutrient management, insect control, irrigation, and risk management.

The dates and locations are:

  • Feb. 10: Garden City, Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave

Local Research and Extension office contacts:
Andrea Burns, Ford County, 620-227-4542
Barbara Addison, Finney County, 620-272-3670

  • Feb. 11: Oakley, Buffalo Bill Center, 3083 U.S. 83

Local Research and Extension office contact:
Julie Niehage, Golden Prairie District, Oakley, 785-671-3245

  • Feb. 12: Hutchinson, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N Plum St

Local Research and Extension office contact:  
Darren Busick, Reno County, 620-662-2371

  • Feb. 13: Ottawa, Neosho County Community College, 900 E Logan St

Local Research and Extension office contact:
Darren Hibdon, Frontier District, 785-229-3520

Registration for each school is at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and adjourns at 3:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by Feb. 4. Online registration is available at K-State Sorghum Schools ( or by emailing or calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location participants plan to attend.

Presentations from the 2014 K-State Sorghum Schools can be seen at:

For more information, contact: Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist, 785-532-6940.

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