Ryan Sauer ('01 ag business), Marketing Manager of Flint Hills Resources, stopped by Heady Hall July 13 to deliver a $5,000 Ag Business Club sponsorship check to Ron Deiter, one of the club’s co-advisers (along with Georgeanne Artz and Amy Brandau). The money will help fund many of the club’s activities that give members chances to interact with representatives of sponsoring firms.
Flint Hills Resources has been a sponsor of the club for each of the past seven years, the last three at the ‘Elite Partner’ level, the highest level of sponsorship. Sauer works out of the company’s Ames office.
Flint Hills Resources, a leading refining, chemical, and biofuels company, is the fifth largest producer of ethanol, with seven plants across the United States. The company purchases nearly 300 million bushels of corn and sells 2 million tons of feed ingredients annually. Flint Hills Resources is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, one of the largest private companies in the country.