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The National Sweet Sorghum Producers & Processors Association provides information and services to sweet sorghum producers and syrup makers across the U.S.

Contact NSSPPA

James Baier, NSSPPA Executive Secretary
PO Box 1356
Cookevile, TN  38503-1356


30th Annual Meeting
February 26 - 28, 2015
Music Road Inn
303 Henderson Chapel Road
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Thursday, February 26
6:00 PM                   Registration and Fellowship
                                  Board of Directors Meeting
Friday Morning, February 27
8:00 AM                   Registration
Morning Session   Moderator, Terry Norwood
8:30 AM                   Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                  Terry Norwood, President
8:45 AM                    History of Why NSSPPA Started
                                  Charles Kramer
9:15 AM                     Report on Syrup Contest
                                   Jim Baier
9:30 AM                     Southern Foodways Alliance Film
                                   Mark Guenther
10:00 AM                  Break
10:30 AM                  Sorghum's Role in Classic Kentucky Meals
                                   Rona Roberts
11:00 AM                   Mississippi Foundation Seed (MAFES)
                                   Randy Vaughan
11:30 AM                   White Sugarcane Aphids
                                   Terry Norwood
12:00 Noon     Lunch (on your own)

Friday Afternoon, February 27
12:30 PM                    Ladies Session and Luncheon
                                      Mary Abercrombie, Bessie Warner, Carol Lipe

Afternoon Session    Moderator, Randal Rock
1:15 PM                        Using a Hydrometer to Make Syrup
                                     Richard Warfford
1:45 PM                        No-till Sorghum Production
                                     Arnold Caylor
2:30 PM                       Break
3:00 PM                       Business Meeting
                                     Terry Norwood, President
Evening Session
6:30 PM                       Banquet - Recipe/Syrup Contest Awards
8:30 PM                       Tasting Time and Fellowship
Saturday Morning, February 28     Moderator, Jim Baier
8:30 AM                       TTU Grant Proposal - Potassium Effects on 
                                       Sorghum Syrup Crystallization and Color
                                     Dr. Bruce Greene
9:00 AM                       UK Breeding Program
                                     Dr. Todd Pfieffer
9:30 AM                       Field Harvesting Machine
                                     Richard Wittgreve
10:00 AM                     Beginners Session/Open Discussion
                                      General Membership
10:45 AM                      Summary
                                      Terry Norwood
11:00 AM                      Adjourn
11:15 AM                       Board of Directors Meeting                                         

Hotel Reservations - Music Road Inn
Pigeon Forge TN


Registration Form

             Winners of 2014 NSSPPA Sorghum Syrup Contest

                           1st Place                                                  
                        Mark Saddler                                          


                          2nd Place
                         Phil Parker
               Harrisburg, Arkansas

                        3rd Place
                      Jimmy Ross
             Catlettsburg, Kentucky



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