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Annual Farmers Breakfast

Each year the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau in partnership with the Illinois Farm Bureau bring our members an incredible brekafast with engaging and interesting speakers. This year was no dissapointment. Bill Howell, CEO/GM Adkins Energy, LLC Shared information on Bio tech and the process for creating green methanol from corn.

Bill Howell, CEO/GM Adkins Energy, LLC.  Bio  Married to Katherine for 48 years, with 4 sons and 6 grandchildren.  We lived in 10 different states across the country and moved 30+ times.  We currently live in Freeport. See resume and background for additional details. Background Assume current role at Adkins: Sept 2022 Sept 2021 – Sept 2022: Director – Missional Engagement and Outreach – Bishop - UM Louisiana Conference March 2019 – Sept 2021:  Outreach and Mission Work – UM Conference – Florida (Early Disaster Assessment) and Board Chairman/Director – Child Development Center Sept 2011 – March 2019:  POET Biofuels – GM and TCE – CEO July 2010 – Sept 2011:  Retired – Shell Oil May 1999 – July 2010:  Shell Oil – Roles included:  West Coast GM – Catalyst Operations; Venture Manager and Project President – Port Allen, Louisiana Venture Dec 1986 – May 1999:  BASF (Engelhard) – Environmental Engineer -> Manufacturing Mgr. Nov 1979 – May 1991:  USAF/USAFR (Captain):  347 th TFW & F4 Fighter Squadron/US Central Command – Intelligence Officer June 1977 – Nov 1979:  Vision Research – Florida State University Vision Research:  2 Breakthroughs and several journal publications BASF:  2 Patents and 3 Records of Invention  US Central Command:  Joint Service Commendation Metal – General Norman Schwarzkopf Develop first “Bio-Tech” apprenticeship program – Approved by US Dept of Labor Invited Attendee to National Security Seminar – US War College 2015 Member of US Trade Delegation to China – 2018 Certified Volunteer Missionary and Lay Minister/Speaker Served on Workforce (Clearinghouse) Advisory Board to Governor Reynolds

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