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  • Solar Energy Lease Agreement Considerations

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: With the change in Administrations in Washington, there is likely to be renewed interest in expanding renewable energy resources in the countryside. MSU Extension’s Charles Gould, Michigan State University Extension Bioenergy Educator, has been in the forefront of investigating ways to include solar, wind and biogas generation of power to reduce energy costs to producers. This session will focus on things to consider if you are approached by a renewable energy company to build solar generation on your or adjacent farms. We have asked Charles to discuss how these may impact your operation (or how to minimize the impacts) and what the implications may be for your neighbors and property tax valuation.

  • 2022 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With Conference Moves To ANR Month!

    Published on November 15, 2021
    A virtual experience offering educational knowledge and resources for farmers and homeowners

  • MI Ag Ideas to Grow With Virtual Conference Will Feature Topics to Improve Agricultural Sustainability

    Published on January 19, 2021
    Soil health, cover crops and other topics to improve agricultural sustainability in Southwest MI and around the state to be featured during this virtual event.

  • MSU researcher finds new ways to support global crop production

    Published on July 1, 2020
    Ajit Srivastava develops solar technologies for drip irrigation systems and tractors powered by solar energy to help smallholder farmers in Burkina Faso increase crop production.

  • Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp goes solar

    Published on December 20, 2019
    Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp participants gain knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of solar energy.

  • Grazing sheep on solar farms

    Published on September 7, 2021
    There are more than a dozen new solar projects planned in Michigan and many of those are considering using sheep rather than mowing to control the plant growth under and around these solar installments.