Energy Answers for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher

The USDA has sponsored the development of a new series of extension materials designed specifically with new farmers in mind.  Called “Energy Answers for the Beginning Farmer & Rancher”, it utilizes farm energy experts from university extension programs across the country to answer hot-topic energy questions.  The main product of the project is a series of short, engaging videos and resources that give useful tips and information on-farm energy.

Featured videos include:

Also, check out our stand-alone series on solar energy!

Solar On a Farm Series

 

These videos are posted on the project team’s YouTube channel, Energy Answers for the Beginning Farmer & Rancher. Contributing extension programs include Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech.

Please see the videos below along with other resources that might be helpful.


Video: Where can I find money to implement energy efficiency measures? 

Other Resources:

REAP Rural Energy for America Program website, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture

Video: How do I make pellets on the farm?

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Video: How to determine pellet durability?

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Video: How can you compare heating costs of different fuels? 

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Video: How can I save on the cost of grain drying?

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Video: How to select LED lights for agriculture?

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Video: Why do an energy audit on your farm?

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Video: Is wood heat right for you? 

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Video: How can proper livestock ventilation save energy & feed? 

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Video: What is it like to apply for farm energy incentive programs like REAP?

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Video: How to choose a heating fuel? 

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Video: How to save money by understanding your electric bill?

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Video: How to choose proper livestock ventilation fans?

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Video: How do I size a cooler for on-farm produce storage? 

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Video: How to design an energy efficient hydroponics system?

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Farm Energy Answers is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA.