United Wisconsin Grain Producers (UWGP) is inviting the public out to educational events about the ethanol industry this month to tell consumers the truth about ethanol fuel blends. The ethanol plant is sponsoring a series of informational sessions at Madison and West Bend car dealerships. Both events will feature ethanol experts as well as a live radio broadcast from Ag reporter Pam Jahnke (“the Farm Babe”).
The first event is scheduled for Saturday, October 12th from 9 am to 11 am at Zimbrick Buick GMC West in Madison, Wisconsin (1601 West Beltline Highway, Madison, WI, 53713; Radio-106.3FM/Online at www.q106.com). The second event is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th from 9 am to 11 am at Heiser Chevrolet in West Bend, Wisconsin (2620 West Washington Street, West Bend, WI, 53095; Radio-92.1FM/Online at www.wbwifm.com).
UWGP General Manager Barb Bontrager says the dealership events provide a great venue to educate the public and bring the consumers in touch with technical experts. “These events are not just about answering ethanol questions. By giving access to ethanol experts, while doing giveaways and displaying some of the flex-fuel vehicles that are out there, we are highlighting the many advantages to use ethanol blended fuels. We think events like this will help consumers to understand they have a choice of what fuel they use right here in Wisconsin.”
Participation in the events include: the Wisconsin American Lung Association, Glen Bower (Automotive Faculty Advisor from the University of Wisconsin’s SAE program), Michael Lewan (Growth Energy), Alice in Dairyland and many more.