RFA: Trenton Agri Products Will Become First Demonstration Site for Ethanol Industry Project to Expand Pollinator Habitat
In celebration of Earth Day, the Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Fuels Nebraska today announced that Trenton Agri Products (TAP) in Trenton, Nebraska will become the first demonstration site for a new ethanol industry initiative to expand pollinator habitat in key production regions. TAP will establish a 5-acre pollinator plot this spring near the entrance to their facility to increase awareness and encourage local farmers to expand pollinator habitat on private lands. The plot will remain in place for at least three years.
“We are excited to be part of the ethanol industry’s efforts to promote the expansion of critical pollinator habitat,” said Charlie Wilson, President and CEO of Trenton Agri Products. “TAP has long been committed to environmental stewardship and strong community partnerships. As a producer of a clean, green renewable fuel, we are pleased to dedicate land at our facility to establish a pollinator demonstration plot and serve as an educational opportunity for the surrounding community.”
In February, the Renewable Fuels Association, Renewable Fuels Nebraska, Nebraska Corn (comprising the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association) and Pheasants Forever, Inc. announced the launch of a pilot project in collaboration with Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture to expand critical pollinator habitat as part of the ethanol industry’s commitment to improving biodiversity.
The pilot project establishes pollinator habitat and demonstration sites in collaboration with Nebraska ethanol plants. The project will provide support to local corn growers, with the goal of expanding similar habitat with partnering farmers and impacting a minimum of 1,000 acres. The project will also work to connect farmers with relevant financial and technical assistance by leveraging existing Pheasants Forever habitat partnership programs.
About the Renewable Fuels Association
The Renewable Fuels Association is the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry. Its mission is to advance the development, production, and use of ethanol fuel by strengthening America’s ethanol industry and raising awareness about the benefits of renewable fuels. RFA’s members are working to help America become cleaner, safer, more energy independent and economically secure. For more information, visit EthanolRFA.org.
Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.