Thursday, March 27, 2008

NY Farmers: Want to learn more about growing and using alternative energy on your farm?

Farm Aid, along with our partner American Corn Growers Association as well as Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, and the Finger Lakes RC&D Council, is sponsoring an exciting and informative workshop on Friday, March 28 in Bath, New York, called Renewable Energy for Rural America. Here's the agenda for the day:


Program



10:00 Review of Energy Related Issues in the New Energy and Farm Bills

Larry Mitchell, Director of Governmental Affairs, American Corn Growers Association


11:00 Growing Grass for Hay and Biomass

Jerry Cherney, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell


Noon Lunch Provided by the American Corn Growers Association



12:30 Solar and Wind Power for the Home and Farm


Gay Nicholson, Regional Coordinator, Southern Tier Energy Smart Communities


1:00 Micro-Hydro Power Technology - What Is It? How It Works? Is It for Me?

Tim Shaddock, Principal, Renewable Energy Group for Sustainable Technologies, Corning, New York


1:45 Renewable Diesel in Your Future


Robert Houser, Waverly, New York

Farm Aid has always believed that farmers are among the most resourceful people; with today's emerging alternative energies, farmers have more opportunity than ever to be resourceful and to make good, sustainable use of our earth's resources!

If you'd like more information or to register (for any part or all of the day's activities), please call 607-664-2300.

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