South Carolina Sorghum Production and Marketing Opportunities

Friday, March 15, 2019
10:00am — 3:00pm

*Lunch provided

Phillips Market Center
117 Ballard Ct.West Columbia, SC 29172

Register by emailing Dr. Rick Boyles at
*deadline to register is March 1st
Since space is limited, we ask that only potential and interested South Carolina stakeholders join us for this meeting.  We hope to see you on March 15th.

– Sorghum production & management
– Marketing opportunities 
– Ongoing Clemson research
– Hybrid seed development & availability

10:00am — 10:15am
Opening remarksSteve Kresovich
Director, Advanced Plant Technology 
Clemson University
10:15am — 10:30amStatus and potential of the SC grain sorghum industryDavid Gunter
Small Grains Extension Specialist
Clemson University
10:30am — 11:00amHandling and marketing options for grain sorghum in SCEdgar Woods
Palmetto Grain Brokerage
11:00am — 11:30pmHybrid seed research and development for the Southeast USZach Brenton
Carolina Seed Systems
11:30am — 12:45pmLunchSponsored by
Carolina Seed Systems
12:45pm — 1:15pmAccelerating sorghum improvement with technological and genomic advancesRick Boyles
Cereal Grains Breeding & Genetics
Clemson University
1:15pm — 2:45pmIndustry panel discussion
(opportunity for growers to discuss sorghum with potential feed grain buyers)
Chris Wheeler, Amick Farms
Jeremy Emerson, Cal-Maine Foods
Brad Fairbairn, Fieldale Farms
Matt Harrelson, House of Raeford
Edgar Woods, Palmetto Grain Brokerage
Randy Mitchell, Perdue
*Other potential buyers
2:45pm — 3:00pmGeneral comments and closing remarksRick Boyles
Cereal Grains Breeding & Genetics
Clemson University