The American Corn Growers Association has received some grants from Farm Aid to put on a series of workshops across the country on producing and using ethanol, biodiesel, and wind energy. The Farm Aid money has been given to the Corn Growers to put on the workshops in more than half a dozen states on a variety of subjects:
* Overview of Bio-Diesel Production, Acceptance and Utilization,
* Overview of Pre-Feasibility Study Guide for Farmer-Owned Ethanol Plants,
* Wind Energy – New Potentials for Rural Communities,
* Overview of Federal Programs Available for Renewable Energy Production, and
* How Renewable Energy Production Can Be an Essential Component to Better Farm Policy.
“Our goal is to ensure we improve our continuing endeavor to communicate, educate and advocate the opportunities, challenges and possibilities for energy production on U.S. family farms,” said ACGA President Keith Bolin. “This will include issues relating to bio-diesel, ethanol, bio-mass, wind and other farm based energy producing possibilities.”
“Farm Aid is proud to support so many creative efforts around the country to expand opportunities for family farmers,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. “We’re all working together to support good food from family farms.”
Stay tuned for dates and locations.