- Spring 2023 Issue -
POET DEMONSTRATES SERVANT-HEARTED LEADERSHIP BY GIVING BACK
By Andrea Van Essen
At POET, leading with a servant’s heart is embedded in the company culture. In the same way team members work to change the world through their careers, there is also great potential to create change in the way they engage with their communities through a newly launched company-wide initiative: POET Gives Back.
CARBON CAPTURE, UTILIZATION, AND STORAGE BRING ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Making CO2nnections for the Future
By Steve Lange
Tim Burrack describes himself as "a farmer who delivers corn to my POET plant." But Burrack, who grows corn and soybeans in northeastern Iowa and delivers to the POET plant in Fairbank, has a long history as a big-picture, forward-thinking leader in the ag sector.
POET GRAIN TAKES A RELATIONSHIP-FOCUSED APPROACH TO BUSINESS
By Matt Merritt
At its most basic level, business is about relationships. It is about trust, respect, and mutual benefit. Nowhere is this more evident than in biofuels, a massive industry in the U.S. that sources the majority of its feedstock from local farmers in the areas surrounding each bioprocessing facility.
UPGRADED BIN SWEEP TECHNOLOGY INCREASES SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AT BIOPROCESSING FACILITIES
By Janna Farley
The best way to stay safe around a grain bin is to never go inside it. That’s the prevailing advice when it comes to farm safety, and it’s not something to be taken lightly. Working in or around a grain bin exposes people to hazards. But never entering a grain bin isn’t always feasible — particularly when it needs to be cleaned.
DJ HAGGERTY UTILIZES HIS PASSION TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION
People of POET: Engineering a Bright Future
By Makenzie Huber
For DJ Haggerty, engineering isn’t just an occupation. It’s a way of life. The plant manager at POET Bioprocessing – Big Stone (South Dakota) has always relished making a system run smoother, faster, and better. Efficiency is part of who he is.
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