Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Commission do?
The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission was established in 1977. The
Commission determines how the refundable half-cent per bushel grain
sorghum assessment is spent. Check-off funds are collected through
the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Refunds are processed through
the KGSC office.
The areas of investment are:
Production and New Use research
Domestic Market Development
Foreign Market Development
Promotion and Education.
Who serves on the commission?
Nine growers make up the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. These growers represent each of the nine crop reporting districts in the state of Kansas.
Are commissioners elected or appointed?
Thanks to legislation passed in 2000, designed to give growers more input into their commission representation, growers began to elect commissioners in 2002. 2008 marks the seventh round of elections, in which growers will select commissioners for the north central, central, and south central districts.
Who handles the commission business?
The administrator of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission is Jill Barnhardt. The address is 795 22nd Rd NW Lebo, KS 66856. Phone number is 785-477-9474.