ACE's Annual DC Fly-In & Government Affairs Summit

ACE Fly-in & Government Affairs Summit

SAVE THE DATE - March 14-15, 2024

Thank you to all who made the 2023 ACE Fly-In & Government Affairs Summit a success!

You can find information, photos and media from the event below.


Sponsor the 2024 Fly-In

ACE is able to put on this important event free of charge, in part thanks to sponsorship support. To show your support through sponsorship - reserve your sponsorship for 2024, contact Anna Carpenter at or 605-306-6142

Your sponsorship will include signage, recognition in event materials, a thank-you in Ethanol Today magazine, and more!


Read what past fly-in attendees are saying!

"I have attended the fly-in for several years. Each time brings a different experience, and there is always a different set of issues that lawmakers are trying to understand regarding ethanol and the RFS. As farmers we have a great story to tell and the meetings are always informative for the lawmakers and also for us! They need good information." Scott McPheeters, ACE Board Member Representing KAAPA Ethanol, Nebraska farmer

"Now is the time to tell ethanol's story of being beneficial to the air we breathe. As citizens demand a cleaner environment, the ethanol industry is positioned to meet those demands. The "real" science needs to be out there about the low carbon footprint of corn ethanol as well. There's no better platform to do this than the ACE fly-in." Troy Knecht, ACE Board Member Representing Redfield Energy, South Dakota farmer

“I would challenge anyone to attend the ACE fly-in, this event offers the best industry updates along with lifechanging stories that are sure to leave you confident your voice needs to be heard.” Todd Brown, Dakota Ethanol

"ACE does a great job of organizing the fly-in by preparing attendees about the current issues and providing background about the members of Congress so that the attendees can communicate effectively and tailor the message based on what issues are most important to each Congressional member. Handouts with the summary of the issues are very effective." Piyush Srivastav, NAQS
"As retailers we realized the importance of getting involved in events like the ACE fly-in. We have to keep getting in front of these lawmakers to educate them and to make sure that they aren’t passing laws that would adversely affect the ethanol industry. This event left me wanting to get more involved. Thank you ACE for an amazing experience! We definitely realized the importance of getting involved in events like this to have a voice in policies that could have an effect on us as well as the ethanol industry." Cheryl Werth-Near (& husband Phil), owners of Jumpstart c-stores in Wichita, Kansas

“The ACE fly-in was a great experience for me to witness the gap in understanding between Washington and the Midwest on renewable fuels and ag issues. ACE staff did a good job of breaking these multiple issues down to three main talking points that can resonate with legislators. ACE put us all in a position to make a difference.” John Christianson, Christianson PLLP

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