Ethonol and Distillers Feeding Program Feb. 19

Ethonol and Distillers Feeding Program Feb. 19

February 2008

"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 .

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