LUBBOCK, TEXAS, U.S. — The Sorghum Checkoff appointed Shalin Pinkerton as the organization’s new communications manager.
In this role, Pinkerton will provide and implement strategic communications planning for all non-consumer program areas, such as crop improvement, agronomy and renewables. Pinkerton also will assist in other related organizational programs and projects for the Sorghum Checkoff.
“We are happy to have Pinkerton join Team Sorghum again,” said Jennifer Blackburn, external affairs director for Sorghum Checkoff. “With Shalin’s previous experience as an intern with the Sorghum Checkoff and a growing passion for the industry, we believe she will be a great asset in advancing our communications efforts.”
Pinkerton will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural media and communication from West Texas A&M University. She also will graduate with a Leadership Certificate obtained through the Rogers LEAD WT program. Pinkerton was previously a communications intern for the Sorghum Checkoff and National Sorghum Producers, where she gained knowledge about the sorghum industry and day-to-day communications operations. Through this opportunity, she was named WTAMU 2017-18 Intern of the Year.Additionally, Pinkerton has gained communication experience through internships with the Texas Pork Producers and Triangle Realty. In preparation for her new role, Pinkerton also attended the 2018 Commodity Classic with Team Sorghum.