Sorghum PAC Series Breaks Fundraising Record for Third Consecutive Year | Harvests


The National Sorghum Growers 2022 Sorghum PAC Series broke the organization’s fundraising record for the third consecutive year. The series, co-sponsored by Sorghum Partners and ADAMA, brought in over $188,000 for Sorghum PAC, an increase of over $50,000 from the previous year.

“I am continually impressed with the support my fellow farmers and the sorghum industry have given to Sorghum PAC,” said Sorghum PAC President Shane Ohlde, a sorghum farmer from Palmer, Kansas. “Funds raised through the 2022 Sorghum PAC series have more than doubled from 2020, and we look forward to continuing this trend with new, innovative events to help continue NSP’s advocacy efforts on behalf of sorghum farmers. Americans.”

The 2022 Sorghum PAC Series included the return of the annual Sorghum PAC Casino Night & Auction at Commodity Classic and an auction hosted by BigIron Auctions. The conclusion of the series was the second annual Sorghum PAC Golf Tournament held in Wellington, Kansas on April 28th.

“We were thrilled to host another successful Sorghum PAC Golf Tournament, which has become a way to connect farmers, industry partners, state affiliates and staff,” said the vice-president. NSP chairman Craig Meeker, a sorghum farmer from Wellington, Kansas. “While there were no winners of the four exceptional sponsored prizes this year, there will still be next year, and we were able to recognize members of the winning teams.”

NSP is pleased to announce the winners of the tournament with prizes awarded to first and second place teams in two flights. In the Champion Flight, the first team included Colton Day, Luke Venn, Heath Carroll and Nick Becker and the second team included Ty Theurer, Jill Zimmerman, Bud Velerius and Roy Hoffman. In Flight A, the first place team included Craig Meeker, Melissa Meeker, Phil Reeves and Eric Reeves and the second place team included Phil White, Alan Campbell, James Leftwich and Joel Leftwich.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our members, donors and sponsors,” said Jamaca Battin, NSP’s Director of Industry Relations and PAC’s Events Coordinator. “Even in turbulent times, our growers and partners continue to show they understand the immense importance of PAC Sorghum and the work that NSP does to promote sound agricultural policy on Capitol Hill.”

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The Sorghum PAC promotes worthy legislators who understand and champion sorghum priorities, and it serves as an influential alliance of NSP members and sorghum associations working to defend and protect the interests of producers across the country. More information about Sorghum PAC can be found at or by contacting Sorghum PAC Events Coordinator Jamaca Battin at [email protected]

NSP represents the sorghum growers of the United States and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry from coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit


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