2019 MFEC Presentations

Power point presentations (PDF's) and video recordings (housed on the WCROC YouTube channel) from the 2019 Midwest Farm Energy Conference will be posted as they become available.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Can We Achieve Climate Resiliency in Midwest Cropping Systems (Dr. Jerry Hatfield, USDA ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment)

Transforming Future Energy Systems for Crop and Livestock Production (Michael Reese, U of MN WCROC)

Energy Consumption on Minnesota Dairy Farms - Results from On-farm Monitoring (Brad Heins, U of MN WCROC)

Developing Biogas Systems Using Livestock Manure (Andy Dvoracek, Amp America)

Financing Large, Locally-Owned Renewable Energy Systems (Clay Norrbom, Juhl Energy Assets)

Keynote Presentation: Perspectives on the Future of Agriculture from a Nobel Laureate's View (Dr. Jerry Hatfield, USDA ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Solar PV Project Development Steps (Fritz Ebinger, Clean Energy Resources Teams, U of MN)

Solar PV System Installation and Considerations (Eric Buchanan, U of MN WCROC)

Working with Your Utility to Connect Solar PV (Dan Husted, Lake Region Cooperative)

Cooling Sows and Heating Piglets with Solar Energy (Lee Johnston, U of MN WCROC)

Electric and Thermal Energy Consumption in Commercial Swine Facilities (Kirsten Sharpe, U of MN WCROC)

Environmental Footprints of Midwest Swine Production (Erin Cortus, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, U of MN)

Our Experience with Solar PV on our Farm (Ted Jewison, swine producer)

Farm Energy Management (Dena Weihert, GDS Associates)

PACE Financing of Renewable Energy Systems on Farms (Peter Klein, St. Paul Port Authority)