• [ March 27, 2013 ]
    Nevada, IA

  • Conference: Iowa High School Renewable Energy


First Annual Iowa High School Renewable Energy Conference

March 27, 2013

Nevada, IA

The Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP) awarded grants to eight Iowa FFA chapters to conduct activities that increase agricultural awareness in their communities and interest among youth in food production and life sciences. The program is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer in cooperation with the Iowa FFA Foundation.

The Nevada, Iowa FFA was a recipient of one of the grants.  It will host an Iowa High School Renewable Energy Conference to highlight local renewable fuels industry-leading businesses. The conference will be open to Iowa high school students and emphasize the growing role of agricultural processing in today’s economy and explain how it adds value to grains and provides jobs.

Date:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Nevada High School
1001 15th St.
Nevada, IA 50201


Time:  7:30 am to 2:45 pm


Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds (Keynote Address)

Norm Olson – Iowa Energy Center (Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) Facility)

Andrea Erickson & Keith Gibson – DuPont (The process and career opportunities at Iowa’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethenol plant.)

Eric Olson – Indian Hills Community College (Use of corn/soybeans and their relationships to biofuels, and bio-processing and biofuels job opportunities)

Dean Hoffman – Des Moines Area Community College (Wind Turbine Technology)

For more information contact Kevin Cooper, Vocational Agriculture, Nevada High School, Nevada, Iowa.