Hammin’ It Up for Iowa’s Corn Farmers

Joanna Schroeder

I will root, root, root for Iowa State….tomorrow that is during the Iowa State versus Iowa football game in Iowa City. I will be sitting on the sidelines with nearly 900 Iowa corn farmers who helped grow the corn that produced the ethanol that I will put in my car to drive to the game. Once I get to the game, I will be eating food also made from the corn they have grown and will be using products made with corn.

This past week, the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board have been educating fans about the benefits of ethanol as well as the role Iowa corn farmers are playing in biofuels development. Iowa is the number one producing state of both ethanol and corn. This has been highlighted all week during several promotions in conjunction with Kum & Go as part of the Iowa Corn Fed Game Day sponsorship and on Tuesday, Herky the Hawk was hamming it up for ethanol.

Speaking of corn, corn is an ingredient in more than 4,000 products and is an important part of our daily lives. Who knew, right? Fans will learn more about these products when they stop by the Iowa Corn Fed Game Day tent at the Krause Family Plaza near Kinnick Stadium tomorrow between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Those who stop by can register to win $5,000 in free food and $2,500 in free fuel. You can also register online at www.iacornfed.com.

I will be posting updates tomorrow during the game. In the meantime, to get you pumped up for ethanol, watch Jerry Lalor with Fox 100.7 interview the non-talking but ethanol loving Iowa mascot, Herky the Hawk.

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