Message to the Masses

The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch screen computers, educational displays, movies and more, to educate visitors about ethanol and other biofuels.
By Holly Jessen | December 10, 2014

The core sponsors of the trailer are Iowa Corn Promotion Board and the Iowa Corn Growers Association, along with Absolute Energy, Big River Resources, Golden Grain Energy and Homeland Energy Solutions. 

Curt Froyen, project manager, tells EPM:

TRAILER WITHOUT BORDERS: The biofuels mobile education center traveled to multiple locations in and out of Iowa in 2014. We began our year at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, on Feb. 11 and concluded it with the AAA Texas 500 in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Nov. 11. We did 51 events in 14 states, from out west in California, south to Texas, Arizona, and Kentucky, north to Minnesota and Michigan and east to Delaware and Virginia. We had over 2,500 students and their teachers visit the trailer at college campuses, high schools and ag related student events throughout the Midwest.

SWAG:  We handed out over 30,000 Koozies (fabric sleeve for beverages) at 12 NASCAR
sponsored events, the Knoxville Nationals and the Iowa State Fair. We attended 12 county fairs in Iowa. Over 20,000 people had the opportunity to visit the trailer at three of this year's Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa events. It would be hard to estimate the total number of visitors for all of our events but it would have to be well over a hundred thousand.

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Author: Holly Jessen
Managing Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine