Community Relations

A good neighbor supporting local communities and causes

Green Plains can only be as successful as the communities where we live and operate. We strive to support and strengthen each and every one through sponsorships, donations and volunteer work.

We know our neighbors: We celebrate their record crop years, donate to our local food banks and participate in community clean-up efforts.

In many of our communities, we partner with local FFA and 4-H Clubs, fostering a passion for agriculture in young people.

In 2020, Green Plains won a ServeNebraska Step Forward Award for donating hundreds of thousands of gallons of high-purity alcohol to multiple states, universities and communities for hand sanitizer production during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Green Plains is also a 2021 Step Forward Award winner.

  • Green Plains employees preparing sack lunches at the Community Cookout
  • Green Plains team members enjoying the cookout
  • A Green Plains branded grill accompanied by the cookout grill masters
  • Green Plains employees preparing sack lunches at the Community Cookout
  • outdoor cookout scene with Green Plains tent
  • Corporate Cup Sponsorship banner outside of the Green Plains Corporate Headquarters

Since 2017, Green Plains has been the presenting sponsor of the American Lung Association Corporate Cup in Omaha. The annual event raises much needed funding for education, lung disease research, support, programs and services. As a biofuel producer, Green Plains knows the value of clean air, and the devastating effects of air pollution on human and animal health.

In each of our communities, Green Plains is making a difference. We take our corporate citizenship seriously and hold ourselves accountable as good stewards and good neighbors.

  • Runners during the Corporate Cup race
  • The start line of the Corporate Cup race
  • Runners during the Corporate Cup race
  • Otter Tail customers and community members eating lunch
  • Otter Tail customers and community members eating lunch
  • Peterson customers and community members eating lunch
  • Shenandoah customers and community members eating lunch

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