ACE's Annual DC Fly-In

ACE 2019 Washington, D.C. Fly-in & Government Affairs Summit

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Meeting location:

ACE's fly-in is hosted at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel.



Tuesday, April 2

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM                Check-In and Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM               Fly-in Briefing and Strategy Session

        - Welcome and Introductions

        - Policy Briefing - Brian Jennings, ACE CEO, and Jonathon Lehman, ACE Lobbyist

        - Marketplace Updates – Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President and Director of Market Development
        - Group Strategy Session and Q&A

        - Logistics & Scheduling 


  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM              Lunch

  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM                 Congressional Office Visits on Capitol Hill

  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM                 Reception

Wednesday, April 3

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM                 Continental Breakfast

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM               SPECIAL GUEST: Stephen Censky, Deputy SECRETARY USDA

  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM               Debrief and Priority Discussion







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"ACE does a great job of bringing participants in and getting the voice out there for people who don’t understand where we’re coming from out here in the Midwest. The ACE fly-in is one of the top ones to come to. Let your voice be heard. Members of Congress don’t hear it unless we come out here and tell them. A meeting face to face means so much to a lot of people and creates an opportunity for follow up to learn more about what you’re doing." Bradley Schad, Director of Market Development Missouri Corn Growers Association

"We’re 3rd generation farmers and our children and grandchildren are out on the farm right now. That’s why it’s important for us to come to Washington and advocate for ethanol. We’re committed to our legacy farm producing corn for ethanol here and abroad." Mike & Pam Clemens, ND Corn Farmers

"Rural America is the backbone of our country. The RFS is an invaluable economic engine creating good paying jobs, raising incomes, increasing tax revenues, and offering new investment opportunities. I've stressed to the President and Senate colleagues what millions across the U.S. already know and understand that a strong and robust RFS encourages consumer choice, investment, and innovation." Iowa Senator Joni Ernst

"I believe I’ve been to every ACE fly-in and I think it gives us a good opportunity to tell our story and present the story of how ethanol is made and how important it is to our rural economy. We had the whole circle of fuel production from the corn field to the end user in our meeting and it really went well in our meetings." Jerry Calease, Golden Grain Energy
"I’m a big supporter of ethanol. What I like about ethanol is we produce it right here in our own country. There's a short food chain between the farmers and myself, and it helps support people everywhere this fuel touches. As a retailer, I’m able to save my customer some money, give them a higher performance fuel, and for every gallon we put through our dispensers, we’re able to help clean the air so we all breathe a little easier. I think ACE's marketing efforts are imperative for the progression of ethanol." Bob O'Connor, Owner of Jetz Convenience Centers

"The ACE fly-in is very important for our industry. I think we have great stories to tell and we can change people's minds to at least understand where we're coming from and the good we're doing. ACE is a great organization and coming to these meetings really helps us speak about our issues on the Hill." Dale Tolifson, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

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