Farm Journal’s Farm Country Update Looks at the Future of Ethanol Through the Eyes of Top Industry Experts

Lenexa, Kan., (June 8, 2020) — A panel of experts from across the United States will take part in an open discussion about the state of America’s ethanol industry during Farm Journal’s next Farm Country Update, “The Future of American Ethanol,” set for Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 3 p.m. CDT.

The live digital event will focus on the challenges ethanol industry stakeholders and corn farmers across the country are facing today and what that means for months — and even years — to come. Chip Flory will moderate the panel discussion.

Panelists include:

Geoff Cooper
President & CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry. Collectively representing the majority of U.S. ethanol industry leaders and supporters, RFA is working to drive expanded demand for American-made renewable fuels and bio-products worldwide.

Doug Berven
Vice President for Corporate Affairs, POET
POET is the world’s largest biofuels producer and a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. Started in 1987, the company today has a network of 28 production facilities across seven states. At full run rates, POET purchases 5% of U.S. corn and produces two billion gallons of ethanol, 10 billion pounds of distillers dried grains and 600 million pounds of corn oil annually.

Dan Basse
President, AgResource Company
AgResource offers accurate research and unmatched understanding of global agricultural markets. For 30 years now, AgResource has been the world’s leading agricultural research service and advisory research firm, providing news, research and analysis to clients to help them make informed decisions and increase their profitability.

“This amazing group of panelists will share unique perspectives about the factors driving change in the ethanol industry and the impacts that may ripple back to America’s farmers,” said Charlene Finck, president of Farm Journal. “These panelists bring firsthand knowledge and an inside look at the factors creating change around ethanol and how fluctuations in demand for this critical agriculture byproduct may affect everyone’s future.”

Registration for this digital event is free to anyone who would like to attend.


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Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 144 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.

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