IRFA to Host Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Contact: Cassidy Walter

Forum Will Immediately Follow 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit’s Regular Program

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – This November, Iowans will once again head to the ballot box to select Iowa’s next governor. But first, the Iowa Democratic Party will select a nominee during the June primary. To illuminate issues of importance to rural Iowa and clean fuel advocates, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is hosting a Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum on January 30.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum will take place immediately following the regularly scheduled program for the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center. Questions will focus on renewable fuels and agriculture policy. Iowa State Senator Nate Boulton and Fred Hubbell, considered by many to be the front-runners for the Democratic nomination, have confirmed their participation.

“We look forward to hosting Sen. Boulton and Mr. Hubbell and discussing their views on issues that are important to Iowans – whether a rural farmer or suburban mom looking for clean, affordable fuel,” said IRFA Policy Director Grant Menke. “This forum is a great opportunity for voters to hear these candidates’ plans for advancing and enhancing Iowa’s biofuels and agricultural communities.”

The forum is free and open to the public. Seating will begin at 3:30 p.m. People interested in attending the Summit before the forum can do so for free by preregistering by January 26, 2018.

DATE:            Tuesday, January 30, 2018

WHAT:           Iowa Renewable Fuels Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

WHO:             State Senator Nate Boulton and Fred Hubbell

TIME:             3:30 p.m.        Forum seating begins

3:45 p.m.        Forum begins (duration estimated at 90 minutes)

(The IRFA Summit is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

LOCATION:  The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows, 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, Iowa

CREDENTIALS: Media covering the forum are asked to check in at the media riser at the back of the ballroom. Media wishing to attend all or part of the Summit prior to the forum are asked to preregister online. On-site registration will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event.

A mult box, free wi-fi, and camera risers will be provided for members of the media.

To register to attend and learn more about the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, please visit:

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing nearly 4.4 billion gallons annually – including approximately 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: