Minnesota Ag Commissioner Visits Green Plains Otter Tail
On Monday, January 13, Green Plains Otter Tail hosted an event as part of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's tour across the state of Minnesota to support the biofuels industry and ask the EPA to reconsider its stance on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
The event was attended by the Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Assistant Commissioner Charlie Poster, Fergus Falls Mayor Hal Leland, Harold Stanislawski of Fergus Falls Economic Development, Representative Bud Nornes, Representative Jay McNamar, representatives from Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson's offices, community supporters, and Green Plains staff.
Pictured below from left to right: Anthony Hicks, Green Plains Otter Tail General Manager; MDA Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson; and Harold Stanislawski of Fergus Falls Economic Development.
Green Plains Ord at Farm Safety Day
On June 4, employees at our Green Plains Ord ethanol plant participated in Farm Safety Day at the Valley County Ag Complex in Ord, Neb. The event, attended by 187 local youth, provided a fun day of learning how to idenifty and deal with the hazards of living in a rural area and how to take responsibility for your own safety. Green Plains Ord participated by preparing and serving lunch.
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We are so excited that our E85 Omaha campaign is now 1 month old! What is E85 Omaha you might ask?
E85 Omaha is a desktop and mobile site that connects drivers of flex-fuel vehicles to E85 stations in Omaha: www.e85omaha.com. It's super easy! All you do is visit the site and a list of stations will pop up based on your location. Then it will map it for you!
There are nearly 30,000 flex-fuel vehicles in the Omaha area. That's 30,000 vehicles that can use E85, a fuel with 40% fewer emissions than regular unleaded gasoline. Wow!
If you are in Omaha and you are driving a flex-fuel vehicle, this site is for you!
Check it out!
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Central City Celebrates 3,000 Days of Safety
Our ethanol plant in Central City has reached quite the milestone. Last Saturday, they reached their 3,000th day without a lost time accident. Yes, that is correct: 3,000 days!
Dwayne Braun, General Manger of Green Plains Central City, makes safety a number one priority. "We talk about safety every day," says Dwayne of his crew at the plant. Dwayne speaks passionately about looking out for one another and says that employees know that safety and teamwork is expected of them everyday.
Keep up the great work, Central City!
Dwayne Braun, General Manger of Green Plains Central City