Ethonol and Distillers Feeding Program Feb. 19
"Ethanol - The Impact and Opportunities It Has for Nebraskans" will be the theme of a Feb. 19 Farmers and Ranchers College program at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva. Speakers will include specialists from UNL, USDA's Agricultural Research Service, the Nebraska Ethanol Board, and an ethanol plant. A bus tour of the Advanced BioEnergy Ethanol Plant in Fairmont also is a program option.
Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration is appreciated for a meal count. Please call the Fillmore County Extension office at (402) 759-3712 by Feb. 15 to preregister.
Topics and speakers will include:
- Overview of Ethanol Industry in Nebraska and Nationally, Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board
- Ethanol Myths, John Hay, UNL Extension Educator, energy
- Cellulosic Ethanol, Brian Wienhold, soil scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service
- Water and Ethanol, Hay
- Utilizing Distillers in the Cow/Calf Operation, Rick Rasby, UNL beef specialist
- Distillers in the Feedlot, Galen Erickson, UNL extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist
- Economics of Ethanol, Impact on Communities, David Peters, UNL extension community rural economic development specialist
The afternoon will include several speakers and a panel discussion of speakers and staff from Advanced BioEnergy in Fairmont .