Conference Proceedings

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Powering Michigan Agriculture with Renewable Energy 

Conference Proceedings 

Speaker Biographies 

8:30 a.m.                         Welcome

8:45-9:15 a.m.                 Energy in Rural Michigan: Lay of the Land – Jim Byrum, Michigan Agri-Business Association

9:15-10:45 a.m.               Existing Renewable Opportunities – Implementation

10:45-11:15 a.m.             Break

11:15 a.m. -  12:15 p.m. Getting It Built: Funding Pathways Available to Farmers

12:15-2 p.m.                   Lunch, Keynote Presentation, Awards Presentation, Vendor Visits

  • Sean Babington, Senator Debbie Stabenow's office
  • Al Go, Michigan State University

2-3:30 p.m.                    Energy Innovation: Michigan Examples

3:30-3:45 p.m.              Michigan's Energy Policy and Programs Affecting Agriculture – Paul Proudfoot, Michigan Agency for Energy

3:45-4 p.m.                   Closing Comments – Laura Campbell, Michigan Farm Bureau