At the 2011 Fuel Ethanol Workshop last week, the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) accepted an award for promoting the advancement of ethanol on behalf of the corn industry as a whole.
“It’s more of an award for the people that I work with, the farmers, our leaders, our great staff, the state groups,” said Rick Tolman after accepting the ethanol industry’s High Octane Award. “I think it reflects how committed we are to this industry, how much we have gotten engaged and involved.”
One way that NCGA has gotten involved in a big way in the promotion of ethanol recently is the commitment to the American Ethanol NASCAR program, which Tolman says has exceeded his expectations. “I think it’s one of the best things we’ve ever done,” he said. “It still has real potential to be a game changer for ethanol.”
Tolman says that NASCAR has proven to be a wonderful partner. “When they first came to us 2-3 years ago, I was impressed then that they did their homework. They knew the myths and the misinformation,” Tolman said. “They’ve been first class from day one.”
Listen to or download an interview with Rick Tolman here: Rick Tolman Interview
Our coverage of the 2011 Fuel Ethanol Workshop sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association.