Powering Michigan Agriculture Webinar Series
There is a great deal of energy efficiency and renewable energy expertise in the Michigan farming community. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide a forum where farmers, as content experts, give a 15 - 20 minute presentation on the impact of energy reduction and savings through the various energy efficiency and renewable energy practices they've implemented, talk about lessons learned, and then answer questions. Click on the links below to access the webinar recordings and case studies.
2019 Powering Michigan Agriculture
Published on May 31, 2019
Understanding the GDW Farms and what they specialize in and participating in various topic discussions such as the energy audit process.
Farm: Black Star Farms
Farm type: Winery, horses
Description: Topics that will be covered in this webinar include the impact of solar photovoltaic and energy conservation practices on the profitability of a Northern Michigan winery and equestrian operation.
The Black Star Farm case study can be found here.
Farm: Grand Valley Farm
Farm type: Dairy, row crops
Description: Topics that will be covered in this webinar include the impact of energy efficient grain dryer and irrigation technology, LED lighting, and solar thermal technology (solar water heater) on reducing energy expenses. The farm was a finalist for the 2017 Governor's Energy Excellence Award for Agriculture.
The Grand Valley Farm case study can be found here.