Third Street Park in downtown Macon

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      The Georgia Biodiesel Conference 101 was a Success!!!  Tune in later for information on our next conference    

Georgia Biodiesel 101

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Date: November 9, 2004          Click for detailed Georgia counties mapClick Here for Mapquest Directions
Day:  Tuesday
Host:   Georgia Farm Bureau
Location:  1620 Bass Rd, Macon
Time:     8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Time Activity Speaker
8:30 AM Registration Informational exhibits in lobby
9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Moderator Mr. Mark Detweiler, President, Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
9:05 AM Welcome Mr. Wayne Dollar, President, Georgia Farm Bureau
9:10 AM Why Biodiesel? Mr. John McKissick, Director, University of Georgia, Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development

PowerPoint Presentation

9:40 AM Biodiesel 101 Mr. Tom Verry, Director, Outreach and Development, National Biodiesel Board

NBB PowerPoint is a large file so email me at [email protected] and I will email it to you directly.

Mr. Tom Adams, Director, University of Georgia Engineering Outreach Services

PowerPoint Presentation

Research Presentation is a large file so email me at [email protected] and I will email it to you directly.

10:20 AM - Break sponsored by U.S. Biofuels

10:35 AM Biodiesel Regulatory Activities

Mr. Tommy Irvin, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture


Mr. Curt Williams, State Oil Chemist

10:55 AM

Legislative Updates


Mr. Gary Black, President, Georgia Agribusiness Council



Mr. Troy Bredenkamp, Director, Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation

11:40 AM Market Review and User Panel

Moderator - Ms. Charise Stephens


Mr. Billy Wayne Sellar

Sellars Farm

Mr. Jonathan Overly

Director, East Tennessee Clean Fuel Coalition

Dr. Linda Smith

Private Citizen/ Environmentalist

Mr. Tim Stewart

Director, City of Macon Vehicle Maintenance

Mr. Jim Reese

Robins Air Force Base Environmental Management

Mr. Mark Swain Mark's Lawn Care/ Firefighter

12: 20 PM - Lunch sponsored by Georgia Farm Bureau

12:20 PM

Lunch Speaker

Mr. Donnie Smith, Agricultural Liaison to Governor Sonny Perdue

1:30 PM

Market Review and Producer Panel

Moderator - Mr. Tom Verry


Mr. Greg Hopkins President, U.S. Biofuels

Mr. Randy Parker

President, Biomass Energy Service, Inc.

Mr. Martin Bierne



Mr. Hart Moore

Southeastern Region Director,  World Energy

PowerPoint Presentation

Biodiesel Marketing Director, Griffin Industries, Inc.

2:15 PM Market Review and Distributor Panel

Moderator- Mr. Darell Dunn


Mr. Dennis Burnett Mgr. Alternative Fuels, Davis Oil Company
Mr. David Shiflett Vice President, D & D Oil Company
3:00 PM Closing Remarks Mr. Mark Detweiler, President, Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
Door Prizes Sponsored by Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
Special thanks to

Mr. Wayne Dollar, President, Georgia Farm Bureau, sponsor of the meeting facility and lunch

Mr. Greg Hopkins, President, U.S. Biofuels, sponsor of the break.

Mr. Mark Detweiler, President, Georgia / Florida Soybean Association, sponsor of  door prizes

Mr. Randy Queen, Southeast Regional Representative, General Motors, Middle Georgia Clean Cities Coalition Stakeholder, sponsor of giveaways

Conference Sponsors (Click on their logos for more information)



To RSVP email [email protected] or fax the form below to (706) 542-9397

Attendees on the Sign In Sheet (Please email me if your name is incorrect.  Some of the names were not legible).  Also if you would like your email posted to this site please forward that contact information to [email protected]

Charles Brigham Brighams Farms Mark Summers Robins AFB
Kim Kelley Robins AFB Chuck Garrett Brighams Farms
Mizland Whipple MGRDC Britt Riles Yancey Power
Terry Hollifield GA/ FLA Soybean Jon Huffmaster GA Farm Bureau
Bill Neace Mercer University Curt Williams GA Dept of Ag
Perry Smith FOX 24 News Lindsay Crump FOX 24 News
Dan Young Mid GA Biofuels Velinda Stanley GSU/ SBDC
R J Stanley Stanley Farms Clint Thompson Thompson & Assc
Kathryn Baskin SSEB Ron Avery Cobb Co Schools
Robert Buxton Buxton Repair David Fortson Bibb Co Schools
John Sears Bibb Co Schools Heather Duncan Macon Telegraph
Troy Bredenkamp Am Farm Bureau Richard Rogers  
Craig Scroggs USDA RD Billy W Sellars Com Commission
John Yancer Cargrill Chris Brigham Brighams Farm
Vicki Simmons   Mike Simmons  
Tom Lenci   Donna Sardusly Southern Larner
Tim Stewart City of Macon Randy Queen General Motors
Dennis Burnett Davis Oil Co Joe Amerson Woodward Acad
Daniel Gellar UGA Tom Adams UGA
Darrell Dunn GA/ FLA Soybean Jonathan Overly East Tenn CFC
Phil Clark MGRDC Greg Hopkins US Biofuels
Martin Beirne World Energy Meredith Yoe Dept of Ad & Tec
Dane Patman Davis Oil Co David Shiflett D & D Oil Co
George Smith Dekalb Co School Stephen Weed Peach State Labs
Randy Park Biomass Energy Lins Hindsman Bibb Co Schools
Gl Waller Farmer Wash Co. Fred Young  
Edwin Avery Laurens Co Y Far Ben Hoover 13 WMAZ
Gary Black GA Agri Council E. J. Best Woodward Acad
Tom Verry Nat Bio Board Jim Reese Robins AFB
John Goodrum UGA Davis Losey Davis Oil Co
Anne Gilliam SAFCA Billy Patterson Flint EMC
Wendy Morgan Clean Cities ATL Jill Stuckey GEFA
Gregory Higgins GA Dept of Agr Jeffrey Harvey GA Farm Bureau
Rick Zachary Union City Farm Julian Jones Self- employed
Linda Smith Retired Tom Adtkinson GA EPD
Ron Carbon 21st Cent Part Jimmy Moncrief Self-employed
Jef Sutton Georgia Farm Bur Charise Stephens MGCCC

Thanks to the Georgia Biodiesel 101 Planning Committee
Tom Verry National Biodiesel Board
Terry Hollifield Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
Joe McManus Georgia Farm Bureau
Mark Detweiler Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
Darell Dunn Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
Billy Wayne Sellars Sellar Farms
Tom Adams University of Georgia

Ryan Adolphson

University of Georgia

Dennis Burnett

Davis Oil Company

Roger Boerma                         Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
Marie Sidwell   Georgia/Florida Soybean Association
Charise Stephens Middle Georgia Clean Cities Coalition

Charise Stephens

Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition


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