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Fore! WSA tees up inaugural Clean Fuels Soybean Classic in Evansville  

Categories: WSA, WSPPublished On: May 29, 20242.4 min read

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Breathe that clean, refreshing air, get reacquainted with that set of golf clubs and help support Wisconsin soybean farmers in the process during Clean Fuels Soybean Classic  hosted by the Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA) this summer. 

Teaming up with Clean Fuels Alliance America, WSA is hosting this inaugural golf outing Monday, July 29, 2024, at the Evansville Golf Club in Evansville.     

“We’re really excited for our first-ever golf tournament. The Evansville Golf Club is a great place to play and it’s just a short drive from Madison, where we spend a great deal of our time advocating on behalf of Wisconsin soybean farmers,” said Ryan Smith, WSA executive director. “This fundraiser helps make sure your voice is being heard on issues that matter to you.”    

The location of the golf tournament is ideal, as Evansville is also home to CHS’s proposed oilseed processing facility. WSA has been vocal in its support of this project by testifying at the state Capitol in support of a bill that would assist with infrastructure costs related to the construction of the $700 million soybean processing facility. WSA’s advocacy at the Capitol helped push that bill into law and move the project forward. 

“The proposed new facility will have a positive effect on the local economy, increase profits for soybean farmers and bring in soybean business from northern Illinois. It would be a game-changer for Wisconsin soybean growers,” said Smith. “It goes to show the impact you can make by joining and supporting WSA.” 

By participating in the Clean Fuels Soybean Classic hosted by WSA, farmers and industry supporters directly make an impact in supporting WSA and enjoy a day on the links in the process, along with networking with fellow farmers and WSA board and staff. The cost to participate is only $100 per person, or $400 for a 4-person team, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, meal and drink tickets. There will be additional games and activities throughout the event to further support the Wisconsin Soy PAC.  

WSA is excited to raise awareness about Clean Fuels Alliance America by partnering with the organization at this event. Clean Fuels works to support sustainable biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industry growth and serves as the industry’s central coordinating entity for technical, environmental and quality assurance programs, along with the strongest voice for its advocacy, communications and market development.     

“WSA is proud to partner with Clean Fuels Alliance America for this fundraiser,” said WSA Vice President Doug Rebout. “Together, we stand in supporting biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel as a way to reduce our carbon footprint and support Wisconsin’s soybean farmers.”    

The Clean Fuels Soybean Classic hosted by WSA will get underway with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon on July 29. Please visit wisoybean.org/wsa for the latest registration information.