I always love to report when a fellow Iowan finds his way back home again.
After serving for the past six years as a research assistant for U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in Washington, D.C., Grant Menke has been hired as the Biofuels Manager for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). This IRFA press release has details:
“It is certainly an honor to be joining the IRFA team,” said Menke. “The renewable fuels industry is crucial to Iowa’s economy, so as an Iowa farm boy, I am especially grateful and excited for the opportunity to serve in this role at IRFA.”
Menke was raised on a corn and soybean farm just outside of the northwest Iowa town of Calumet. He received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Humanities from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Menke is accompanied in his return to Iowa from Washington, DC, by his wife, Susie (also a native Iowan), and eight month-old son, J.J.
“IRFA is excited to have someone with Grant’s experience and work ethic joining our team,” stated IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “This is a challenging time for biodiesel and ethanol producers and the addition of Grant will help us more quickly respond to the needs of our members.”