Sorghum Shootout Shoots for 250 Bushel Goal

Sorghum bushels, reaching the goal. Sorghum bushels, reaching the goal.

The National Sorghum Producers (NSP) and Stoller USA hope to show off sorghum’s yield potential by having growers compete in its Sorghum Shootout contest in 2017.

Whether you are just beginning in the sorghum industry or a seasoned sorghum veteran, the Sorghum Shootout is a great way to highlight the high yield potential of sorghum.

NSP External Affairs Director, Jennifer Blackburn, said NSP set a yield goal for producers.

“The Sorghum Shootout Yield contest is going to be focusing on achieving our goal of 250 bushels an acre,” Blackburn said.

With support from the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, the contest is offering prizes for winning growers. The top three contestants to place in each category of the contest will receive awards. Growers achieving the highest yields are eligible to win larger prizes. First place will receive a three-year truck lease from Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, or Toyota. Second place will receive an all-terrain vehicle, and third place will receive a riding lawn mower.

Sorghum growers from around the country have entered this year’s contest with hopes of reaching the 250-bushel goal.

 

To view the contest results, visit the website http://sorghumshootout.com/scorecards/.

Overall, this contest will be a way to promote sorghum and its potential to reach the 250-bushel mark.

For more information about the contest, please contact debral@sorghumgrowers.com.

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