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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Ethanol is smart domestic policy, plain and simple. It's better for engines, it's cleaner to produce, and it supports rural communities. We drove that message home this week at the Global Ethanol Summit, as we push for the free trade of ethanol all over the world. https://t.co/smxBYJXxjH

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We know ethanol burns cleaner than gas. We just released a new report that shows even more benefits: 1) Using less land for much higher crop yields 2) Using less water to irrigate those crops 3) Gas production process is far dirtier than ethanol process ethanolproducer.com/articles/16600…

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New report released by @GrowthEnergy shows how “new innovations have allowed us to ramp up #biofuel production year after year, without expanding our environmental footprint.” https://t.co/Te6A10zblq

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Dozens of biofuel plants shut down because of these exemptions. That's not an exaggeration — it's already happened. If these rules from the EPA are finalized, we're no closer to reopening those plants. We're determined to make sure that doesn't happen. agri-pulse.com/articles/12713…

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