Members of the Missouri Renewable Fuels Association (MoRFA), an organization comprised of the state’s six farmer-owned ethanol plants and the Missouri Corn Growers Association, have selected Ryland Utlaut of Alma, Mo., as the organization’s 2009-10 president.
Utlaut, president and general manager of Mid-Missouri Energy, a majority farmer-owned ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Mo., assumes the new leadership responsibilities Oct. 1. He succeeds Gene Millard, chairman of Golden Triangle Energy in Craig, Mo.
“As a founding board member for Mid-Missouri Energy, and now the plant’s general manager, Ryland has a deep understanding of the industry and a great vision for the future of the Missouri Renewable Fuels Association,” said Millard. “He will be an exceptional leader for the organization and a strong advocate for the state’s renewable fuels industry and Missouri farm families.”
MoRFA was established in 2006 for the purpose of building and maintaining a positive environment for Missouri’s ethanol plants through political action and consumer education.