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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Farm To Fuel Summit

We have reached capacity for the Farm to Fuel Summit and can no longer accept on-site registration.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting a Farm to Fuel Summit to be held August 30 through September 1 in Orlando. This summit will help Florida take the next step in promoting the production, distribution, and use of renewable fuels, particularly ethanol. This high-profile event will feature speakers and panelists representing international, national and state perspectives on issues of research, production and distribution of biofuels. For room reservations, contact the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate at 1-800-843-6664 or (407) 390-6664, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, and ask for the Farm to Fuel Summit. The Summit group rate is $139 per night.
Click here to print the Farm to Fuel Summit registration form (PDF).

Farm to Fuel Summit Agenda

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Registration Desk Open
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Welcoming Reception Sponsored By:
Farm Credit of North Florida
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida
Farm Credit of Central Florida
Farm Credit of South Florida
Farm Credit of Southwest Florida
Thursday, August 31, 2006
7:00 AM Registration Desk Opens
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM John Mizroch, Principal Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Florida Energy Act
Senator Lee Constantine
Representative Adam Hasner
9:15 AM – 9:35 AM Larry Schafer, Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association
9:35 AM – 9:55 AM David Terry, Project Coordinator, Governor’s Ethanol Coalition
9:55 AM – 10:25 AM Refreshment Break
Exhibit Area Open
10:25 AM – 10:40 AM John A. Adams, Jr., President and CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Dr. Gale Buchanan, Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics, USDA
11:00 AM – Noon Panel Discussion – Current Research Initiatives
  Moderator – Dr. Jimmy Cheek, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources UF-IFAS

Mark Yancey, Vice President of Project Development, BBI International

Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Associate Professor in Resource Policy and Economics, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida

Dr. Anthony Senagore, CEO, Homeland Agricultural Fuel, LLC
Noon – 1:30 PM Luncheon

The Brazilian Contribution - Sugar Cane, an Energy and Fuel Concept
Jose’ Francisco Davos, Senior Vice President, Dedini S/A Industrias de Base

Exhibit Area Open
1:30 PM – 2:40 PM Panel Discussion - Ethanol Production in Florida
  Moderator – Angela Damman, Vice President, BBI International
  Dr. Bradley Krohn, President, U.S. EnviroFuels, LLC
  Ray Crabbs, Director, Agricultural Business Development , BRI Energy, LLC
  Dr. Gregory Luli, Vice President, Research, Celunol Corp.
  John Murphy, Chairman, Coastal Energy Development, Inc.
2:40 PM – 3:00 PM Refreshment Break
Exhibit Area Open
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Panel Discussion – Distribution and Use of Biofuels in Florida
  Moderator - Phillip Lampert, Executive Director, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
  Robert F. Babik, Director, Vehicle Emissions Issues, Environment and Energy Public Policy Center, General Motors Corporation
  R. B. "Buzz" Hoover, President Gate Ethanol, LLC
  Daniel H. Moenter, Manager, State Government Affairs, Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC
  Adam J. Schubert, PhD, Product Stratgey Manager, US
BP Fuels Management Group
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM Free Time
Exhibit Area Open
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dinner
Friday, September 1, 2006
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:20 AM Ernest C. Shea, Project Coordinator, 25 x ’25, America’s Energy Future
8:20 AM – 9:20 AM Panel Discussion on Biodiesel
  Moderator – Kevin Morgan, Director of Agricultural Policy, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
  Richard Nelson, Director of Engineering Extension Programs, Kansas State University (National Biodiesel Board)
  David Shiflett, VP, SE Region, World Energy, LLC
  A. Stanley Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 (Southeast Diesel Collaborative)
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM Phillip Lampert, Executive Director, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 12:00 AM Panel Discussion on Incentives and Financing
  Moderator - Jay Levenstein, Deputy Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  Jan St. John, Relationship Manager, Farm Credit of North Florida
  J.C. Clinard, Vice President / Senior Relationship Manager, Farm Credit of Central Florida
  Allan Guyet, Director, Florida Energy Office
  Charles W. Clemons, Sr., State Director, USDA Rural Development
  Mary Helen Blakeslee, Chief Analyst, Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development
  Bob Rohrlack, Senior Vice President of Business Recruitment and Retention, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  James Culp, Energy Programs Manager, Florida Technological Research and Development Authority
Noon Adjourn

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