Attending the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) DC Fly-in last month was a great experience for a high school junior from Minnesota.
Michael Nagler says his dad David Nagler, a board member for Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, invited him to attend this year’s event. “I didn’t really know all that much about ethanol before,” said Michael, who had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), which he thought was pretty cool. “You always hear about them and then you’re standing next to them and they’re not much taller than me!”
David Nagler says it was important for him to bring his son with him to learn how what happens in Washington impacts them on the farm. “This affects rural America, it affects the economy,” he said. “We’re here to try and move this industry into the future.”
Joining the Naglers on their visits to Congressional offices was Patrick Buckwalter, a farmer who serves on the board of Al-Corn Clean Fuel. “This is my first time (at the fly-in),” said Buckwalter. “It’s always been something I was interested in and the timing is very good. There’s a lot of movement and activity in Washington regarding the RFS and I think it’s important to make our voice heard.”
Listen to my interview with them here: Interview with Pat Buckwalter, Dave and Michael Nagler, MN