It’s annual meeting time for ethanol plants around the Midwest and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings is attending many of them in the coming weeks to commend the producers for enduring a tough year, and provide an update on the opportunities and challenges ahead for growing the demand for ethanol.
Jennings visited Golden Grain Energy in Mason City, Iowa last week and will be attending meetings at Adkins Energy, Absolute Energy, and the East Kansas Agri-Energy to come as well.
“I’m always grateful for the opportunity to meet with members and discuss the pressing issues facing the industry,” Jennings said. “Our members work hard to ensure they provide a meaningful return to local shareholders, and I’m honored to highlight this effort by commending our members on the operational and financial progress they’ve been able to maintain despite several headwinds they’ve been confronted with.”
ACE’s newly appointed Director of Member and Industry Relations, Nick Fosheim, is joining Jennings at some of these meetings to connect with members and inform them about his approach to fostering ACE’s partnerships with current and potential members, and his strategies to promote ACE’s efforts throughout the industry.
And just around the corner, the ACE Washington, D.C. fly-in is coming up April 2-3. There is no fee to attend the fly-in, which includes industry updates and visits to Congressional offices. Information and registration can be found on-line.