PO Box 159
5015 Cty Rd 12
Cotopaxi, CO 81223
(719) 942-4353
Fax: (719) 942-4358
Jaime Keating Klco

Thanks to the following organizations for additional sponsorship:

Burns & McDonnell


ICM, Inc.


Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs


Victory Energy, Inc.


Regional Ethanol Symposiums for Lenders logo (13k GIF)

Regional Ethanol Symposium for Lenders
Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

10:00am   Registration Opens
1:30pm - 2:00pm   Opening Remarks
  • Mike Bryan
    BBI International
2:00pm - 2:45pm   A National Perspective - Federal legislation is an important element in the emerging ethanol industry.
  • Larry Schafer
    Legislative Counsel,
    Renewable Fuels Association
2:45pm - 3:30pm   Concept to Construction - This session deals with the manner in which a typical ethanol project is conceived, created, and finally built.  What are the steps, the thought process, and the motivations?
  • David Kolsrud
    Kolsrud Farms
3:30pm - 4:00pm   Refreshment Break
4:00pm - 4:45pm   The Ethanol Market - We know how to make ethanol, the question is once it's made is there a market for it?  What is the market now?  Where will it be in the future?  Will we over-produce?  How is ethanol priced?  And more.
  • Bob Casper
    Ethanol Products
4:45pm - 5:30pm   Co-Product Markets - Co-products make up a significant percentage of the actual profit of an ethanol plant.  Understanding the markets, both present and future, is essential.
  • Ray Baker
    CPA & Finance Manager, Adkins Energy LLC
6:00pm - 7:00pm   Reception... Dinner on your own

Thursday, August 22, 2002

7:00am   Registration -
Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am   USDA Loan Guarantees - A financing tool for Lenders.
  • Doug Wilson
    IL State Director, USDA Rural
8:30am - 9:30am   Building an Ethanol Facility -
A perspective on what is required in terms of the expenditures, construction times, capital draw down and financial projections.
  • Jeff Roskam
    Senior Vice President, ICM, Inc.
9:30am - 10:00am   Tax Implications -
Issues associated with the small producers credit, proper accounting procedures and other financial matters.
  • Bruce F. Edwards
    CPA and Managing Partner: Edwards, Peak, Gerdes & Lantz LLP
10:00am   Refreshment Break
10:30am - 12:00pm   The Cooperative Structure - Many of the new plants are cooperatives, LLC's, or a combination of both.  This panel explores the options and opportunities.
  • Bill Hanigan
    Attorney - Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenbaum
  • Mark J. Hanson
    Attorney - Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP
12:00pm - 1:30pm   Lunch
Guest Speaker:
"Energy Embraces Agriculture"
  • Marty Andreas
    Assistant to the Chief Executive, Director of Corporate Marketing, Archer Daniels Midland Company
1:30pm - 3:00pm   Energy - What are the costs and logistics that utilities impose on an ethanol plant?
  • Peter Nessler
    Director, Renewable Fuels, FCStone, LLC
  • Gary Swanson
    Vice President, US Energy Services, Inc.
3:00pm - 4:00pm   Wrap up - An open discussion... What did we learn?  What do we still need to know?  And more!

Moderator: Mike Bryan
BBI International

  • Denny DeVos, Senior Vice President, Agribusiness Finance Division, AgCountry Farm Credit Services
  • Tom Houser, Vice President/Relationship Manager, CoBank
  • Mark Schmidt, Commercial Financial Services Officer, AgStar
  • Brian Thome, Commercial Loan Officer, First National Bank
4:00pm   Adjourn


Dates:   August 21-22, 2002
Location:   The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611

Further Information:

Jaime Keating-Klco.
BBI International
PO Box 159
5015 County Rd. 12
Cotopaxi, CO 81223
Phone: 719-942-4353
Fax: 719-942-4358

Copyright 2002, BBI International

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