Recently, the National Sorghum Producers announced that they are now taking applications for positions on the Board of Directors. Lindsay Kennedy, External Affairs Director for the National Sorghum Producers:
“As a member of the Board of Directors for the National Sorghum Producers, you are involved in shaping policy that directs the organization and how we serve the sorghum industry. The majority of board members are producers, but we do have some people from the industry that serve on the board, who may be involved in ethanol plants or somewhere else in the industry.”
While sorghum has traditionally been grown in the Plains, with sorghum quickly becoming an important rotational crop in the Carolinas, Kennedy explains that having applications from the east coast region would be welcome:
“We have four positions on the Board that are available right now. The bulk of our board members are from the traditional sorghum belt. So having the diversity on the board is very important and having a representative from the mid-Atlantic region would be great.”
Kennedy outlines the application requirements and process:
“Our by-laws state that as long as you are a dues paying member of the National Sorghum Producers you can submit an application. There is a nominating committee that involves members of the board, and when the applications are received, the nominating committee will select a few to interview and then they will make their recommendation. The board will then vote to fill the positions.”
And if nominated, Kennedy explains the obligations of a board member of NSP:
“There are three meetings that the board participates in and there are other events as well, including the annual conference. There is also the annual DC Fly In where we talk with legislatures on the hill about the priorities that we have in the sorghum industry.”
Deadline to apply is May 1st. For more information or to download an application, visit the National Sorghum Producers website.
National Sorghum Producers’ Lindsay Kennedy.