LUBBOCK, TEXAS, US — Greg Ruehle brings 30 years of agriculture and association management experience to his new role as executive director of the National Sorghum Producers (NSP).

NSP said his leadership comes at a pivotal time as the association continues to grow and expand its impact on the industry.

Ruehle was raised on a grain and livestock farm in northwest Iowa. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University. His 30 years of experience includes serving as president and chief executive officer for the Independent Professional Seed Association, the Nebraska Cattlemen and ServiTech, Inc.

“As our association continues to grow and with the expansion of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant, we are stepping up expanded leadership in our organization,” said Tim Lust, CEO of NSP. “Greg’s extensive experience and passion for the industry make him the ideal candidate to lead NSP during this exciting period of growth.”

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ruehle is actively involved in his community, having served on the Dodge City Chamber Board, the Dodge City Country Club Board and as a Deacon at First Christian Church in Dodge City. He and his wife, who have been married for 31 years, are dedicated to family activities, including 4H and FFA, as well as school and church duties. They own a herd of beef cattle and are involved in raising animals for local, state and national exhibitions.

“Sorghum’s time has definitely come,” Ruehle said. “From water conservation to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, or from improved livestock nutrition to benefits to human health, sorghum has an expanding role to play, and I am excited to be a part of this future.”