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Sorghum making discussed July 24 in Ash Flat

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Sharp County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, in the First National Bank community room in Ash Flat.

Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building.

Guest speaker Benson Hardaway will present "Producing Sorghum," from the early days of the sorghum mill in his community to the present process.

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Benson Hardaway in a field of sorghum
Hardaway has always loved agriculture and grew up in a community that had a sorghum mill. He has grown a small amount of sorghum cane for a number of years. This will be his fourth season to produce sorghum commercially.

Hardaway is a retired chemist. He grew up at Strawberry, and graduated from there. He is also a graduate of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.

His wife, Connie Coleman Hardaway, is a recently retired kindergarten teacher. They have three children and five grandchildren. Their son and family live in Bakersfield, Calif.; middle daughter and family live in Kigali, Rwanda (East Central Africa); youngest daughter and family live in Nashville, Tenn.

Hardaway will bring sorghum to sample. Biscuits and rolls will be provided.

Send your favorite recipe using sorghum to Sharp County Historical Society, P.O. Box 185, Ash Flat, AR 72513 or e-mail to lester005@centurytel.net.

Copies will be distributed to members and guests at the meeting.