Sarah Sexton-Bowser

Sarah Sexton-Bowser

Managing Director
Center for Sorghum Improvement

3708 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin St
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: 785-477-6018

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Sarah Sexton-Bowser is Managing Director for the Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI). The primary directive of the CSI, located at Kansas State University, is to link discoveries and developments of researchers and innovators with practical needs of farmers. Work of the Center advances sorghum productivity and profitability. Learn more at

Raised on a Kansas grain farm and now farming with her husband’s family operation, Sexton-Bowser brings a comprehensive understanding of production agriculture and cropping systems. With a B.S. from Kansas State University in agricultural economics and a master in public administration from Kansas University, Sexton-Bowser has experiences working for Kansas agribusiness trade associations, and the United Sorghum Checkoff and National Sorghum Producers. Sexton-Bowser was hired in 2016 at the inception of the Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program, a farmer centric collaborative program. At the Center, Sarah facilitates collaborative teams across disciplines and institutions including public-private partnerships.


  • M.S. Public Administration, University of Kansas, 2011
  • B.S. Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2008