The National Association of Farm Broadcasters annual meeting in Kansas City brings about 100 broadcasters and a few hundred more agricultural industry company and organization representatives together each year. Hundreds of interviews are done in a span of six hours during an event called “Trade Talk.”
Ethanol and biodiesel were especially big topics at Trade Talk this year – at least half of the over 100 entities represented included biofuels in their talking points. These included ag groups like American Agriculture Movement, National Corn Growers, American Soybean Association, and American Farm Bureau; government agencies like EPA and USDA; and companies like Pioneer, Monsanto and Garst Seed.
Also among those represented were the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, Renewable Fuels Association, and the National Ethanol Vehicle Coaltition.
The picture is of Team Ethanol Indy car driver Jeff Simmons being interviewed by David Niedfeldt of KWBE radio in Beatrice, NE. In the background, NAFB past president Emery Kleven of Nebraska interviews EPIC executive director Tom Slunecka.
It was a real pleasure for me to meet Jeff Simmons. I found him to be a very genuine and engaging spokesperson for the ethanol industry.
Here’s my interview with him: Meet Jeff Simmons (7 min MP3)