M. Charles Gould
Ottawa County Extension Office
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Charles Gould is a MSU Extension Educator who provides relevant expertise in the areas of renewable energy and energy conservation to Michigan farmers and agribusiness that enable them to be sustainable now and in the future.
Bioenergy crop production
M.S. - Agricultural Extension, The University of Georgia, 1995
B.S. - Agriculture Education, Utah State University, 1987
Charles Gould is a MSU Extension Educator who provides relevant expertise in the areas of renewable energy and energy conservation to Michigan farmers and agribusiness that enable them to be sustainable now and in the future. He has particular expertise in agrivoltaics, bioenergy crop production, small anaerobic digesters, implementing on-farm energy conservation measures, and creating value-added products from manure and bioenergy crops.
Charles is the author of peer-reviewed articles, bulletins, fact sheets, textbook chapters, and curriculum. He also has numerous articles published in the popular farm press. Since 1995, Charles has secured, provided leadership for, and successfully managed 22 needs-based grants totaling over $400,000 from private, university and government funding sources. He has assisted 20 entrepreneurs in developing some aspect of their business plan. In sum, he has over 30 years of experience formulating and executing strategic objectives to bring about changes in clientele behaviors and perceptions that result in increased profits, a cleaner environment, and greater societal benefits. He has been with Michigan State University Extension since 1995.