Dear Iowa Utilities Board, 

My name is Joe Thraenert, and I am a farmer in Elma, IA, a board member for Innovative Ag Services, and a supporter of Summit Carbon Solutions. 

I am a part of the broad group concerned about the proposed regulatory hearing date for Summit Carbon Solutions. The board set the hearing between October 2023 and January 2024. With the holidays and harvest season, this will be strenuous for those involved with agriculture in Iowa. 

Harvest is a critical time of year for farmers, and participating in Summit’s hearing will prove difficult for us. Instead, a hearing date during July 2023 would allow Summit to complete construction before the 2025 planting season. 

Joe Thraenert