District 16A State Rep. Chris Swedzinski is urging area residents to attend a “Be Ready for B20” workshop, which is being sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council March 6 in Marshall.

The workshop is one of a dozen to be conducted throughout the state. The stated goal is to help the industry prepare for the step up to the requirement for 20-percent biodiesel content May 1 and to “understand the benefits of the fuel and how it will impact fuel providers and end users.”

“This is a good opportunity for local citizens to voice their opinions on this issue,” Swedzinski said. “Industry leaders and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce Weights and Measures Division will be there, so here’s your chance to let them know what you think.”

The workshop will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 6 at AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Marshall.

Additional information regarding these workshops is available online at www.the-farmer.com.