The Williams Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be holding a “Lunch & Learn” of the benefits of solar energy for farms Tuesday, March 17, at noon until 1:30 pm at the Williams SWCD meeting room, 1120 West High Street, Bryan, Ohio. Lunch will be provided and you must RSVP to the Williams SWCD at 419-636-2349, ext. 3 by March 13. The meeting is open to ag-producers in all surrounding counties.
More and more, innovative Ohio farmers are plugging into the sun and adopting the latest solar technology to power their farms. By generating their own electricity, farmers can drastically reduce their electric costs. This program will provide participants an overview of Ohio’s renewable energy and net metering policy, on-farm solar applications and assessments and a review of the USDA Rural Energy for America Grant Program.
Solar energy has continued to grow as a viable and renewable energy source. There are REAP grants available, plus tax incentives and other benefits for installing solar. Come and see what this industry has to offer agriculture. Grant deadlines are fast approaching.a
Randy Monhemius of the USDA, Darren Frank, Sales Director and SK Ayer, President of Ecojiva Solar will be the presenters.