Iowa Lt. Governor Visits Green Plains in Shenandoah

Iowa's Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds stopped by Green Plains in Shenandoah today to check out BioProcess Algae's Phase III project. We were honored to have her stop by and show support for the project.

You can see more photos at our Facebook page.

Nebraska State & National Hand Cornhusking Contest - Oct. 20 & 21

The best corn huskers in Nebraska will gather in Central City on October 20 & 21 for the Nebraska State & National Hand Corn Husking Contest and Fall Festival, sponsored, in part, by Green Plains. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Merrick County Fairgrounds.

This contest has actually been around for years, since around 1924 or so, but Central City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kendra Jefferson said this is only the third year Central City has hosted the state contest and the first year Central City has hosted the National level.

It is a timed contest where competitors see who can hand husk the most corn. Depending on the age division, the contest involves 10 to 30 minutes of husking.

Once the time trial is completed, the amount of corn each team husked is weighed. They also take into consideration the amount of corn that was left behind, and that total is deducted from the total amount of corn the contestants picked.

Contestants select from 14 competitive divisions that include youths, men, women, senior citizens, 4-H and FFA. The top three competitors in each category receive awards. The top two in each division will advance to the national contest.

Along with the corn husking competition, a variety of other events will be taking place, including a flea market, exotic animal petting zoo, classic car show, living history displays and antique tractor display. There will also be a craft show and children's activities with pumpkin painting. All events are at the fairgrounds.

For more information, contact the Central City Chamber of Commerce at (308) 946-3897 or visit its website

Green Plains Goes to Chicagoland Speedway

We had quite a crew for the the NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway yesterday. There was a great turnout out at the track, which wasn't surprising 1) because it was the opening race for The Chase to the Sprint Cup (find out what that is here) and 2) because the weather was beautiful! This was a perfect first race for members of the Green Plains crew who had never seen American Ethanol live on the track before.

Check out our photos from the weekend at our Facebook page! 

Green Plains to Present at the 6th Annual Imperial Capital Global Opportunities Conference

By Green Plains - Sept. 14, 2012

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE) announces today that Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 6th Annual Imperial Capital Global Opportunities Conference in New York City on September 19, 2012.

Green Plains' presentation will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET and is available via webcast. Interested investors should utilize the following link to access the live broadcast of the presentation or follow a link from the Company's website at

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