Off to Chicagoland

Laura McNamara

Those of you who’ve been keeping up to speed with the Indy Racing League know that the league is rounding out its 2007 season at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL this weekend. I’m here at the track covering the close of a landmark year for Team Ethanol and the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. All IndyCars have been running …

Audio, EPIC, EPIC News, Ethanol

EPIC at NAMA Boot Camp

Cindy Zimmerman

“Marketing at Top Speed” was the lesson presented to agrimarketers at the NAMA Boot Camp Thursday in Kansas City by Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Executive Director Tom Slunecka. He educated the participants to become “ethanol evangelists” because of the important role ethanol is playing today in the entire agricultural industry. EPIC is one of ZimmComm’s dearest clients (we love …


Member Website Training

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s another road warrior day as Cindy and I move our youngest to college. That means some light posting until tomorrow. Yesterday was a little light too because much of it was spent doing website training at the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council offices. We re-built their member website recently and Elizabeth, Joanna and I finally found time to all …

Blogging, EPIC

Growing Fuel For Indy Cars

Chuck Zimmerman

Growers attending the Syngenta Learning Center in Milford, IA might have wished they could drive this car but they were content to grow the fuel that’s powering it around the track this season. The #17 Rahal Letterman show car was accompanied by Al Jentz, Amaizing Energy. Al is also on the board of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council which …

Agribusiness, Audio, EPIC, Ethanol, Syngenta

Ethanol Powering IndyCars and Choppers

Chuck Zimmerman

After spending another week on the road at the world’s largest tailgate party of corn growers, the Iowa Corn Indy 250 you get a ZimmCast about ethanol. This week’s program starts out with an EPIC update from executive director, Tom Slunecka which we did in the media center at Iowa Speedway. Then you can hear what the Indycars sound like …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, EPIC, Ethanol, ZimmCast

Dario Franchitti Wins Iowa Corn Indy 250

Chuck Zimmerman

My man Jeff Simmons had a rough day, getting knocked out of the inaugural Iowa Corn Indy 250, presented by Ethanol. He was doing so well too! Anyway, once again ethanol wins and this was a big event for the industry. The winner is Dario Franchitti. He was a survivor out there because it was a brutal race of attrition …

Corn, EPIC, Ethanol

IA Corn Indy 250 Race Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to race day here at the Iowa Speedway as we near the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 250, Presented by Ethanol. To get things started we had a press conference titled, “Ethanol: Fueling Our Future” which was coordinated by the Iowa Corn Growers Association. On hand were Iowa’s state senators, Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin. Also on the …

Audio, Corn, EPIC, Ethanol

Important IndyCar Driver Work

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been a long day at the track here in Newton, IA for the lead up to the Iowa Corn Indy 250. I’ve updated my photo album and am calling it quits for the night since we’ve got to be back out at the track early. This is what an IndyCar driver does a lot of. It’s Jeff Simmons …

EPIC, Ethanol

Getting Pitty With It

Chuck Zimmerman

These representatives of the Iowa Corn Growers were getting in some pit practice action this afternoon. Jeff Simmons, driver of the #17 Ethanol car for Rahal-Letterman Racing got his first laps on this track this afternoon. He’s peeling out of his pit behind them. He just got done dialing in the computer settings with his team in advance of what …

Ag Group, Corn, EPIC, Ethanol, General