Ethanol Report on 13 Years of Sturgis Promotions

The Renewable Fuels Association began promoting ethanol at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2009 as a way of reaching motorcycle riders with the facts about ethanol in gasoline. Since that time, the organization’s sponsorship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground has grown to include a permanent fueling station that sells 10% ethanol fuel (E10) year-round. The 2021 Sturgis Rally showed …

ZimmCast 678 – Preview of the 2021 ARC Annual Meeting

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. It is #InternationalPodcastDay today. A lovely day to publish a podcast. This will be the second podcast we’ve published an episode of today! In this program we’re going to get a preview of the 2021 Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting. Providing the details is Kristy Mach, Corner Window Communications and Executive Director of ARC. …

Daugherty Water for Food podcast – Episode 10

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Amy Wu, an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and the creator of From Farms to Incubators. From Farms to Incubators is a multimedia platform that uses documentary, video, photography and the written word to tell the stories of women leaders and innovators in agtech. It has a mission of highlighting women in food, farming, and …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Randy Doyal

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Randy Doyal. Doyal is CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota and has been an RFA board member since 1995, serving as board chairman in …

ZimmCast 677 – Preview of the 2021 NAMA Fall Conference

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this program we’re going to learn all about the 2021 NAMA Fall Conference from the head of the conference committee, Michele Tibodeau, CHS, Inc. Michele walks us through a preview of the program which includes the presentation of the annual Professional Development Awards of Excellence, network opportunities like on and off-site receptions and …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 14

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

Ethanol Report from Farm Progress Show

The Renewable Fuels Association had a very visible presence at the 2021 Farm Progress Show, held August 31-September 2 in Decatur, Illinois. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White said it was a great opportunity to see and talk with farmers, but it also proved to be a time to meet with members of Congress who are working to …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 13

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

ZimmCast 676 – Ethanol and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Last week I attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, working primarily in the Buffalo Chip Campground with the Renewable Fuels Association. This is the 8th time I’ve had this opportunity to work with a group of great people, creating content during the various sponsorship activities. It is both an educational as well as promotional effort, …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Dinneen

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Bob Dinneen. One of the leading authorities on the history of the U.S. ethanol industry didn’t get his start working for the energy or agriculture sectors. …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Reynolds

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Bob Reynolds. Bob Reynolds founded Downstream Alternatives shortly after joining New Energy Co. of Indiana as it was opening a new plant outside South Bend. As …

ZimmCast 675 – Growth of Benson Hill

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The ZimmComm Team has been out on the agriblogging highway at several conferences in the last couple of weeks. This is the first time we’ve been able to do this since the end of February last year. And we’ve got quite a bit more on the calendar starting next with the Agricultural Media Summit …

Ethanol Report from FEW

The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) was live and in-person this year and members of the ethanol industry were thrilled to be able to meet and talk with each other once again. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper was the keynote speaker this year and he had a lot to talk about, from the recent adverse court …

Ethanol Report – RFA Summer Ethanol Promotions

It’s summertime and Americans are celebrating by hitting the road again after being mostly stuck at home last year. The Renewable Fuels Association is also celebrating by bringing back the ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest offering weekly drawings for $100 in free fuel to participants for reporting prices of E15 and E85 on E85prices.com or on the E85Prices.com app In …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 9

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Babak Safa, a postdoctoral research associate with the Water for Food Global Institute who specializes in agricultural meteorology, micro-meteorology and vegetation-atmosphere interaction. Safa analyzes eddy covariance flux data from installed systems to support remote sensing based model verification and water productivity estimates for several agricultural and natural ecosystems and projects …