Peter Fleming of Triple Creek Farms in Yadkin County, North Carolina loves growing sorghum.
“I love to watch it grow, I love to harvest it, it’s a beautiful crop,” said Fleming, who was the National Non-Irrigated Food-Grade winner in the National Sorghum Producers 2016 yield contest with almost 123 bushels per acre.
His family farm has been growing sorghum – or milo, as they call it in the south – off and on since 1975, starting with hog feed and more recently moving into the food grade market with Sorghum Partners Powered by Chromatin. “We’re wanting to be able to produce good quality food grade sorghum for popping, for making beer, for making flour,” Fleming says and he loves working with Sorghum Partners because they are one of the few companies specializing in food grade varieties. “When you’ve got a company that is strictly sorghum, that means a lot to me.”
Listen to my interview with Peter here: Interview with Peter Fleming, North Carolina sorghum farmer