Farm Energy Conference

May 26, 2015

The Midwest Farm Energy Conference is June 17-19 at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. Michael Reese, WCROC renewable energy director, said the conference will show farmers the “nuts and bolts” of solar and wind energy systems in operation at the center.

“Not only will you save money on energy costs, produce your own power and be more independent, but you will also meet the emerging market,” said Reese.

He expects that farmers will be surprised by the everyday efficiencies available that can make the difference between making money and losing money in today’s tight margins.

Keynote speaker Steve Peterson, director of sourcing sustainability at General Mills, will address why the carbon footprint of your farm is important to the consumer and the marketplace.

“The conference will give producers tools that will help reduce the carbon footprint of their farm products,” said Reese.  More of the article can be found at The Land.