One of the newest board members of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is a man of many hats. Ray Defenbaugh is the CEO of Big River Resources, a company that’s based in Southeast Iowa. The company already operates a one 100 million gallon ethanol plant and another is under construction.
But, Ray doesn’t just know ethanol production. He’s also quite the fiscally savvy farmer. Ray serves as chairman of the board for a $330 million bank.
That’s still not all. He serves as a director for the Renewable Fuels Association as well.
When asked about this latest “hat” though, Ray says ethanol possesses a “wide area of influence and effect.” He says the fuel is an excellent representation of value added agriculture, “bringing value right back into our Midwestern community right where it belongs.”
Chuck spoke with Ray at EPIC’s first annual meeting. You can listen to Chuck’s interview here:[audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/epic/epic-annual-mtg-defenbaugh.mp3]