Illinois corn farmer Donna Jeschke got to wave the green flag for the American Ethanol 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race tonight. Donna is ending her term on the board of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.
She found the experience to be exciting and just a little scary. She says this type of promotion puts what she does as a farmer out in front of the public to help them better understand where their food comes from.
This is just the first race of an ethanol sponsored weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. You’ll be able to find more interviews over the next few days on the Illinois Corn Growers Corn Corps Blog.
Listen to my interview with Donna here: Interview with Donna Jeschke
Listen to the race invocation and national anthem here: Invocation/National Anthem
Listen to Mark Marquis, Marquis Energy, make the “Drivers, start your engines” call here: Start Your Engines