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Ag Energy Day

By Staff | Mar 10, 2009

March is Ag Recognition Month.

Kossuth / Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, along with the Ag Committee and area ag-related businesses, are hosting an Ag Energy Day this Wednesday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and will include lunch.

The theme for this year’s event is “Ag Energy On to the Next Level”. The event will feature topics on ISU’s Bioeconomy Initiative, Iowa Energy Center’s cutting edge technologies, energy management in grain systems, USDA energy grant programs, fundamentals of siting a wind facility, and microwave technology as an alternative to traditional drying of distiller grains and other products.

Guest speakers include Denny Harding, Business Services Administrator with Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; Norman Olson, Facility Director of Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) Facility; Jim Sturdevant, Director, POET’s Project Liberty; Mark Kingland, Tech Support Lead Engineer for Alliant Energy; Teresa Bomhoff, Rural Energy Coordinator for USDA Rural Development; Dr. Bruce Wicking, President and CEO of Cellencor Corporation; Dr. Lawrence A. Johnson, Director of Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University and Ross Groffman, Project Director for NextEra™ Energy Resources, LLC, a Florida Power & Light Group Company.

Individuals may also register at the door the day of the event. Cost for the event includes the meal. Please visit the Kossuth County website at: www.kossuth-edc.com or the Palo Alto County website at: www.paloaltoiowa.com for updated information on Ag Energy Day.

Sponsors of the Event Include:

Ag Partners, LLC, Algona Municipal Utilities, Alliant Energy, Animal Medical Center, Bancroft Municipal Utility, Bank Plus, Cellencor Corporation, Elbert Chevrolet, Farm Credit Services, Farmers Cooperative Elevator-Ottosen, Farmers State Bank, Global Ag Investments, LLC, Global Ethanol, Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Humboldt County REC, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Iowa Energy Center, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Lakes Community College, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Iowa State Bank, Iowa State University, Iowa Trust & Savings Bank, J.B. Mertz & Son, Inc., K & H Oil, Kerber Milling Company, Kossuth County Pork Producers, Kossuth/Palo Alto County Cattlemen’s Association, Kossuth/Palo Alto County Farm Bureau, Lakota/Armstrong Vet Clinic, MaxYield Cooperative, McGregor Accounting, MidAmerican Energy, NextEra™ Energy Resources, NorthStar Bank, Northwest Bank, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., POET Biorefining, Rabo AgriFinance, State Bank of Ledyard, StateLine Cooperative, Suidae Health & Production, Tom Eischen Sales, USDA Rural Development, and West Bend International