USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager, is heading to Iowa to speak at the 7th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show on January 30, 2013. Additional speakers include Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad; Growth Energy’s Tom Buis; Anne Korin of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security; and Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
“Hearing the USDA’s outlook for renewable fuels and the role they play in rural development in America will be one of the many highlights of the 2013 Summit,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Mr. Tonsager has been a great voice for rural America, and the USDA has been a stickler for the facts when it comes to ethanol and biodiesel.”
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit provides an opportunity to hear experts address state and national issues facing the future of renewable fuels, as well as a chance to network with biofuels professionals and business leaders throughout the Midwest. The Summit, held at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa, is free and open to the public. The registration deadline is January 23, 2013.