Grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) (Figure 1) can be used for a variety of purposes including animal feed, unleavened breads, cakes, wallboard, starch, dextrose, brooms, ethanol, high quality wax, and alcoholic beverages. Grain sorghum produced in Kentucky is most commonly used for animal feed and was first grown here in the 1920s. Although acreage in Kentucky has fluctuated considerably over the years, yields have generally exceeded the national average since the 1970s (Figure 2), indicating that grain sorghum is an option for producers interested in diversifying grain crop operations.
Knott, Carrie Ann; Ritchey, Edwin L.; Martin, James R.; Lee, Chad; Johnson, Doug; Bradley, Carl; and McNeill, Sam, "Grain Sorghum (Milo) Production in Kentucky" (2016). Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications. 112.