Midwest AgEnergy Hosts Local Students for Manufacturing Day
Underwood, ND - Blue Flint, a Midwest AgEnergy company based in Underwood, ND Friday October 12th hosted 90 seventh and eighth grade students from Hazen, Washburn and Underwood schools for manufacturing day at the biorefinery.
The purpose of the tour was to give kids a first hand look at how the plant works, the types of careers available at the plant and the type of education needed to pursue careers in those fields. The students were challenged to think about how manufacturers and the next generation(students) can work to meet the needs and wants of the emerging populations that enter into the middle class while still providing safe, environmentally friendly solutions, like ethanol.
“It was great to see all the enthusiasm and interest exhibited by our tour groups,” said Fred Schauer, tour guide and Safety Coordinator for Midwest AgEnergy. “Several students stated we’d be seeing them a few years from now when they come back for job interviews.”
Students were sent home with information about the biorefinery process and how the plant benefits farmers by not only providing a place to send their products, but the plant also provides high-quality dry distiller grains for producers to use as livestock feed.