MARCUS - On Friday, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was in Cherokee County to tour the Little Sioux Corn Processors Ethanol Plant near Marcus after an invitation from the LSCP Board of Directors.
The Governor arrived promptly at 11 a.m. and was greeted by the Board Members,who took the Governor on a hands-on tour of the facility.
The Board informed the Governor that ground breaking for the LSCP began at the end of 2001, and the plant began producing ethanol in April of 2003.
The plant now employs 45 people, and sells 90 percent of its Ethanol locally.
While on the tour, the Governor was asked what he thought of the facility, and he answered with an enthusiastic response of just one word, "Impressive."
After the tour, Governor Branstad fielded question on issues regarding agriculture, and lunched with the others who were on the tour, including Marcus Mayor Darrell Downs and former Cherokee County Supervisor Ron Wetherell.