Kelly Manning joined Growth Energy in November 2009 as the Vice President of Development.  Kelly is responsible for all membership related activities.  He is responsible for retaining and recruiting Ethanol Plants and Industry partners to invest in Growth Energy.  He also manages elements of the American Ethanol-NASCAR & Prime the Pump programs within Growth Energy.

Prior to joining Growth Energy, Manning was the General Manager of KSFY-TV the ABC affiliate in Sioux Falls, SD.  He oversaw daily operations that produced over 20 hours of fresh local news, weather, and sports content each week reaching over half a million viewers.  Manning has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing with close to 20 years experience in the broadcast business.

Manning currently serves on the National FFA Foundation Sponsors Board.  He previously served on the Board of the Sioux Empire Red Cross, South Dakota Broadcasters Association and Sioux Falls Sales and Marketing Executives.

Manning grew up on a farm in South East South Dakota and realizes the opportunity a strong Ethanol Industry presents for America.

Kelly and his wife Tanya reside in Sioux Falls, SD and have two daughters Raena-12 and Remi-5.

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There's no link between the Renewable Fuel Standard and increased land usage, and no link to increased risk to endangered species. What there is a link to is lower emissions — a reduction of 589 million metric tons over the first decade of implementation. https://t.co/FNo7vKolET

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Thank you to @SenAmyKlobuchar, @SenStabenow, @SenatorDurbin, @RonWyden, @SenDuckworth, @SenSherrodBrown, @SenatorBennet, @maziehirono, and @SenTinaSmith for supporting our industry, and for working to ensure that @EPA gets its biofuels fix right! klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.c…

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"In the absence of a causal link between the RFS and land use change―and in particular land conversion from grassland, wetland, or forest to corn and soy―there can be no causal link between the RFS and impacts to terrestrial species due to loss or degradation of habitat.”

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A claim is going around that the RFS puts endangered species at risk, and one of its fundamental flaws is it hinges on the false notion that we're using more cropland for food, livestock feed, and biofuels. As we've established, this just isn't true. growthenergy.org/2019/12/04/rep…

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