Northeast Farm Energy IQ CURRICULUM

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Farm Energy IQ provides a Northeast regional “train the trainer” program to build the capacity and confidence of Ag Service Providers to help farmers enhance operational sustainability in the context of the farm economy and ecosystem of the region.

NE Farm Energy IQ Toolkit for each topic area includes:

  • Module Overview with instructions for presentations to Ag Service Providers (ASP) and Farmers
  • “Train the Trainer” Presentation
  • Farmer Presentation
  • Educational Materials for educators, service providers, and farmers; such as:
    • fact sheets, activities, case studies, images, decision support tools such as the as Penn State energy selector, and checklists

On-Farm Smart Energy Buying and Use

On-Farm Energy Efficiency

On-Farm Energy Production


These training resources are freely available under the following terms: for educational purposes, non-commercial, no derivatives .  When using, please provide attribution to Farm Energy IQ, SARE and the module author.  If you wish to make any modification to the resources, please contact module author (as listed on the landing page for each module).


Logos for Penn State Extension, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and The University of Vermont ExtensionExtension specialists from Penn State, Rutgers and University of Vermont developed this Farm Energy IQ curriculum, with funding from Northeast SARE

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The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) ­program’s mission is to advance—to the whole of American agriculture—innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking USDA and NIFA logosresearch and education. SARE is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA.