K-State Sorghum Schools scheduled for February 11-14

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Kansas State Research and Extension in conjunction with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, and supported by the Sorghum Checkoff, Chromatin, Inc., KFRM 550 AM radio station, and Bayer CropScience (Huskie), will hold in-depth Sorghum Schools at four locations throughout Kansas.

Meeting dates span Feb. 11-14 and address a number of issues facing by sorghum growers: risk management, irrigation management, crop production practices, nutrient and soil fertility, weed, insect, and disease management. Each sorghum school will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., the program will start at 9:00 a.m., there will be a lunch at 12:00 noon, and the program will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

As a new feature for these Schools, concurrent sessions will be held on the use of new technologies (Web-tools & Apps) for farming.

K-State Sorghum School Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Scott City – William Carpenter 4 H Building
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Beloit – NC Kansas Technical College Auditorium
  • Thursday, Feb. 13 – Wichita – Sedgwick County Extension Center
  • Friday, Feb. 14 – Manhattan – International Grain Programs Building


Kansas Sorghum School Presenters (depending on location)

  • Curtis Thompson, Weed Management Specialist
  • Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production/Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist
  • Doug Jardine, Extension Plant Pathologist
  • Bill Golden, Natural Resource Economist, Dept. of Agricultural Economics
  • Doo-Hong Min, Southwest Area Crops and Soil Specialist
  • Jonathan Aguilar, Extension Water Engineer, SW Res.-Ext. Ctr., Garden City
  • Sarah Zuckoff, Extension Entomologist, SW Res.-Ext. Ctr., Garden City
  • Jeff Whitworth, Extension Entomologist
  • JP Michaud, Entomologist, K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays
  • Brian McCormack, Entomologist

For more information, contact the following Extension Agents (related to each location):

Scott City: John Beckman jbeckman@ksu.edu ; 620-872-2930

Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist