Ohio Farming: Environment, Ethanol, Energy, & Economics

Fred Yoder
National Corn Growers Assoc.
       and
Natalie Walston
Ohio Corn Growers Assoc.
       and
David Brooks
POET Biorefining

7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In this Science Café, Fred Yoder and Natalie Walston will lead a discussion on the role of the Ohio farmer and Ohio's involvement in shaping federal policy. Some of the questions to be addressed:

  • What is the impact of farming on the environment?
  • How does ethanol production fit in with the farmer's traditional role as a food producer?
  • What is the carbon cycle, and why is it relevant to cap-and-trade legislation?

Fred Yoder is a past president of the National Corn Growers Association and is on the board of directors of the Ohio Corn Growers Association. He is involved in public policy on the national level, and he has recently testified before Congress on climate legislation.

Natalie Walston is Director of Communications of the Ohio Corn Growers Association.

David Brooks is the General Manager of the POET Biorefining plant in Marion.

Here is an audio recording of this science cafe in mp3 format.