Wisconsin Corn Puts on the Green

In E85, Ethanol, Events, State Groups by Cindy

Wisconsin’s corn ethanol industry is putting on the green and walking for clean air at Milwaukee’s annual Lung Walk October 4 at the Milwaukee County Zoo and is offering free Green Team T-shirts to everyone who joins them. “The Lung Walk at the Milwaukee County Zoo is a great family event for a worthwhile cause that calls attention to the …

Corn Commentators Meet Up at Farm Progress Show

In Events by Chuck

I think you can teach an old blogger new tricks. No, Mark Lambert isn’t old but I did sit down with him in the media tent at the Farm Progress Show to talk about posting techniques for Corn Commentary. Mark is on the right and that’s me on the left. Two of your corn commentators hard at work in one …

Corn Growers Educate About Carbon Footprints at FPS

In Audio, Education, Events by Chuck

Corn growers nationwide are represented here at the Farm Progress Show by the Illinois Corn Growers Association. New ICGA representative Tricia Braid-Terry, former farm broadcaster, spoke with me about all the things they’re doing in their tent. To start with you can participate in a contest to Win a Wii. Lean more about that on their website. Tricia says they’re …

Land Use Rules & Regs Vitally Important

In Audio, Education, Events, Land Use, Legislation by Chuck

Kicking off the NCGA Land Use and Carbon Impacts of Corn-Based Ethanol Conference and welcoming participants was Conference Chairman, Jamey Cline, NCGA Director Biofuels and Business Development. I spoke with him after the opening session. Jamey says that regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and from EPA on the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) have brought up a number …

NCGA Kicks Off Land Use Conference in St. Louis

In Ethanol, Events by Chuck

The NCGA Land Use and Carbon Impacts of Corn-Based Ethanol Conference is underway here at the Renaissance hotel by the St. Louis airport. This is our first panel discussion on “Emission Factors and Land Use Change Modeling” which is being moderated by Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association. We’re talking some very involved talks on things like Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis, …

Ethanol Center Stage at Sturgis

In E85, Ethanol, Events by Mark

  Thousands of Harley motorcycle riders from across the nation got an education on corn-based ethanol last week as Robert White and other representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association participated in the popular event known as Sturgis. The effort to reach out to small engine and motorcycle enthusiasts about ethanol proved wildly successful with an estimated 500,000 consumers touched by …

Biofuels are Cool at Indy Earth Day

In Ethanol, Events, State Groups by Cindy

Visitors to this year’s Earth Day Indiana celebration have the chance to “Live Green & Prosper” as they learn about the benefits of “going green” with biofuels, thanks to the Indiana corn and soybean growers’ Biofuels Mobile Learning Center. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance will have their Biofuels Mobile Learning Center on display April 25 in …

Chicago Farmers Focus on Renewables

In Ethanol, Events, Farming by Cindy

“Renewable Fuels – Agriculture’s Impact Present and Future” is the topic of an evening program March 16 presented by The Chicago Farmers. According to the organization, this is a “must-attend event for those who own farmland in the Midwest, as energy issues have an effect on commodity prices, land value and leasing terms.” Speakers will include Dr. Robert J. Hauser, …

Roasting Corn Down South

In Events, Video by Chuck

Ron is the roasting man at Sunbelt Ag Expo. I caught him roasting some ears of corn early in the morning before his booth was busy, although he says that there are people who like a corny breakfast. He cooks with propane and says he does about 75 ears at a time. He like the combination of yellow and white …

Corn Condition Great at Farm Science Review

In Current News, Ethanol, Events by Chuck

I thought you might enjoy this picture from the Farm Science Review taking place in London, OH. The Ohio Dept. of Agriculture has this displayed outside their building. I just spoke with show manager, Chuck Gamble and he says this will be the first show where farmers are getting to see full harvest and tillage demonstrations. Many of them, like …