9th grade

The CSHS Freshman class enjoyed a field trip tour of Midwest Ag Energy/Blue Flint Plant near Underwood, ND. Students learned how locally grown corn is turned into clean-burning ethanol. The Blue Flint Plant cost over 100 million dollars to build. Midwest Ag Energy also sells a great deal of their corn products to farmers such as wet cake and dried distilled grains for profit. The dry product is actually shipped around the world to help farmers in other countries with livestock feeding. There are numerous processes that the plant uses to create its ethanol and other products. Midwest Ag Energy and production have been very successful these last few years. In fact, the Blue Flint Plant now has a sister plant in Jamestown called Dakota Spirit. It was amazing to see all of the different jobs performed at the plant, as well as what it takes to make a plant run successfully! Thanks to Brian Blotsky and Weston Meckle for the tour of Midwest Ag Energy.