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High Plains Journal presents

Learn agronomic, marketing and management information at this free, farmer-focused program.

Sorghum producers are invited to attend Sorghum U programs to gain a wealth of profit-enhancing agronomic and marketing information for grain sorghum growers. The event features a combination of keynote speakers and breakout sessions aimed at helping farmers tweak their operations to maximize production and profitability.

  • Get the most from on-farm storage

  • Maximize economic yield with fertility tips

  • Combat sugarcane aphid

  • Produce more grain with less water

January 9th - Salina, KS

Tony’s Pizza Events Center 800 The Midway, Salina, KS 67401

Salina Registration

January 11th - Dodge City, KS

United Wireless Arena and Conference Center 4100 W Comanche St, Dodge City, KS 67801

Dodge City Registration

OUR SPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker – Tom Willis

Tom Willis will focus on sorghum’s water-sipping properties, which play a key role in helping sustain groundwater resources in the high Plains. Willis, CEO of Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC, with ethanol plants in Liberal and Garden City, also services on the National Sorghum Producers board of directors.

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Dave Ahern

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Associate Professor

Brian Arnall

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Northwest Area Agronomist

Lucas Haag

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Field Crop Entomologist

Sarah Zukoff

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:30AM

Registration

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Ballroom 111AB

9:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Welcome: High Plains Journal and Sorghum Partners
  • Farmer Panel
10:30AM

Breakout Block 1

10:30AM - 11:15PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
11:15AM

Break

11:15AM - 11:30AM

11:30AM

Breakout Block 2

11:30AM - 12:15PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
12:15PM

Lunch: Ballroom 111AB

12:15PM - 1:45PM

Keynote Speaker – Tom Willis

1:45PM

Breakout Block 3

1:45PM - 2:30PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
2:30PM

Break

2:30PM - 2:45PM

2:45PM

Breakout Block 4

2:45PM - 4:00PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall

8:30AM

Registration

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Ballroom 111AB

9:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Welcome: High Plains Journal and Sorghum Partners
  • Farmer Panel
10:30AM

Breakout Block 1

10:30AM - 11:15PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
11:15AM

Break

11:15AM - 11:30AM

11:30AM

Breakout Block 2

11:30AM - 12:15PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
12:15PM

Lunch: Ballroom 111AB

12:15PM - 1:45PM

Keynote Speaker – Tom Willis

1:45PM

Breakout Block 3

1:45PM - 2:30PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
2:30PM

Break

2:30PM - 2:45PM

2:45PM

Breakout Block 4

2:45PM - 4:00PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall

8:30AM

Registration

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Ballroom 111AB

9:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Welcome: High Plains Journal and Sorghum Partners
  • Farmer Panel
10:30AM

Breakout Block 1

10:30AM - 11:15PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
11:15AM

Break

11:15AM - 11:30AM

11:30AM

Breakout Block 2

11:30AM - 12:15PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
12:15PM

Lunch: Ballroom 111AB

12:15PM - 1:45PM

Keynote Speaker – Tom Willis

1:45PM

Breakout Block 3

1:45PM - 2:30PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall
2:30PM

Break

2:30PM - 2:45PM

2:45PM

Breakout Block 4

2:45PM - 4:00PM

  • Sugarcane Aphid – Sarah Zukoff
  • Herbicides – Marshall Hay
  • On Farm Storage – Dave Ahern
  • Fertility – Lucas Haag & Brian Arnall