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WCGA Hosts Night at the Races
Earn free entry, food, refreshments at Madison International Speedway August 15

Wisconsin corn growers head to the races Friday, Aug. 15, for a special night of networking and entertainment at Madison International Speedway featuring 17-year-old Michael Raskovic driving the #14 American Ethanol Truck, powered by 98% ethanol fuel, in the American Ethanol SuperTruck series sponsored by the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA). 
 
 The Wisconsin Corn Growers E-15 Bandit Challenge race for young guns, using 15 percent ethanol fuel, also runs that night. The speedway is a paved oval a short distance from Wisconsin Highway 138, near Oregon, Wis., billed as the fastest half-mile track in the state. Former champions at the track include Matt Kenseth, Rich Bickle, Travis Kvapil and Dick Trickle.
 
Corn growers can earn free admission to this inaugural racing event by recruiting one new WCGA member between now and August 12. Along with free admission, attendees get VIP parking, special seating, a meal, drinks, pit tours and a chance to race around the track with a qualified driver. Additional free event tickets can be earned for every extra two new members recruited beyond the initial one. The top 10 new-member recruiters and their guests (one per member) will be able to watch the evening’s races in the air-conditioned comfort of a VIP suite and one lucky attendee will be selected at random to race around the track with a driver. Cost for current Wisconsin Corn Grower Association members who don’t recruit new members is $15/person. Non-members can buy a ticket to this special racing event for $25.

 

The WCGA event starts at 5 p.m. with refreshments. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m., and the event will continue until the races end. Golf-cart transfer is available to and from the parking lot for those who need it. To register for WCGA Night at the Races and to request membership forms send an email to wicorn@centurytel.net or call the WCGA office at 262-495-2232.
 

WCGA membership forms are available here in the membership section or click to download form here: Membership Form

 



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NCGA's Know Before You Grow website gives growers updated info on new seed varieties currently unapproved in some export markets and is an important resource for all corn growers as they head into planting season. Read what Wisconsin Corn Grower Jim Zimmerman has to say about this resource at http://wicornpro.org/ and listen to his interview by clicking HERE.

Syngenta has a new educational video entitled, “Ethanol: Fueling Rural America’s Future – One Community at a Time,” along with a series of other topical videos that help to tell ethanol’s story. The videos’ primary purpose is to inform and educate the general public about the positive impact ethanol is having on cleaning our air, improving our economy and fulfilling our nation’s quest to become energy independent.  View the videos by clicking here.

No Meaningful Difference between E10 and E15 ethanol blends, says a report from the National Renewable Energy Lab, which also found no evidence to support oil industry claims of mechanical problems with E15 ethanol blends. Read more online here: NREL Report

Ethanol Promotes Consumer Choice  explains an opinion column by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, in the Oct. 10 Wall Street Journal. It is the ethanol industry, which makes a cheaper, cleaner, higher octane product, that is ready, willing and able to face free market competition from petroleum. Read the column online by clicking this link: Ethanol Ready 
 
Consumers Consider Ethanol Green Energy. A survey released during BIO World Congress shows US consumers name ethanol 39% of the time when asked to name a product they consider green.  The study also found that four in 10 American consumers have heard the term 'biobased' to describe various products including fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel as well as cleaning products and personal care products. Read about the survey here at Domesticfuel.com


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