During this free event you’ll have the opportunity to network with a range of individuals with knowledge and experience in clean energy technology and finance. Each partnering organization will have a table at the event to share information and have more in depth conversations. Be sure to bring your energy bill with you; Citizens Utility Board will be on hand to help identify ways to implement energy efficiency and clean energy into your farm operation!
Registration: This free event is open to the public; RSVP’s are required by June 23rd (this ensures you will be fed!).
Mark your calendars for an energetic event, rain or shine!
9:30 - 10 a.m. Registration, coffee, and snacks
10 - 10:15 a.m. Fallon Ryan, Sustainable Farming Association
Michelle Medina Germán, Minnesota Farmers Union
-Welcome and Introductions
-Cory Detloff—introduction of Ag & Energy
10:15 - 11 a.m. Melissa Birch & Fritz Ebinger
U of MN Extension - RSDP - CERTS
-Solar PV basics and siting considerations
-Funding and financing options
11 - 11:15 a.m. Joe Luetmer, farmer
-Solar installation cost and payback
-Energy production and usage
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break, Vendor tour
11:30 a.m. - noon Tour of solar installation
-Solar array, inverters, and meters
-Energy efficient design of building
Noon Lunch - Compliments of Minnesota Farmers Union. Vendor announcements.
12:30 -1:30 p.m. Networking
-Indoor food pod & and legacy garden tours
This event is hosted by Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center.
This free event is co-sponsored by Sustainable Farming Association - Central Chapter and Minnesota Farmers Union, in collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota (CUB), Region Five Development Commission, and Central Lakes College.
SFA's COVID-19 Preparedness Plan will be implemented at this event.
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