FARM  ENERGY  A NEW GENERATION: Farm Energy Conservation  and Efficiency Initiative
FARM  ENERGY  (USDA Census of  Agriculture, 2007) PM 2089A
FARM  ENERGY  <ul><li>AUDIT OPPORTUNITIES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze payback period for on-farm improvements </li></ul...
FARM  ENERGY  <ul><li>FARM ENERGY TOOLS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New publications to address current farm energy topics </li...
FARM  ENERGY  OBJECTIVE:  collaborate with energy partners to increase coordination of farm energy efficiency efforts
<ul><li>FARM ENERGY PARTNERS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISU Extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iowa Farm Bureau Federation <...
Previous energy fact sheets published 30 years ago  FARM  ENERGY  OBJECTIVE:  upgrade Extension resources that address ene...
FARM  ENERGY  Download the  new Farm Energy publication series free of charge  from Iowa State University Extension PM 2089A
  www.extension.iastate.edu/store FARM  ENERGY    Search for “farm energy” PM 2089A
FARM  ENERGY  <ul><li>Upcoming “topics of conservation” include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul></ul></ul><u...
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Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Energy Center are creating a new generation of resources to address on-farm energy conservation and efficiency in Iowa.

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  • Several factors in both design and management of the high-temperature drying systems affect the ability to save energy. For example, using an increased drying air temperature generally increases energy efficiency however seed and specialty grains often have a maximum drying air temperature limit in order to maintain quality.
  • Iowa Farm Energy Efficiency Initiative

    1. 1. FARM ENERGY A NEW GENERATION: Farm Energy Conservation and Efficiency Initiative
    2. 2. FARM ENERGY (USDA Census of Agriculture, 2007) PM 2089A
    3. 3. FARM ENERGY <ul><li>AUDIT OPPORTUNITIES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze payback period for on-farm improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement farm procedures for energy conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase energy efficient technology or equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace or upgrade older equipment </li></ul></ul>FARM ENERGY AUDIT: identify ways to reduce or modify farm energy consumption and decrease operating costs ULTIMATE GOAL: Improve a farmer’s bottom line by limiting expenses
    4. 4. FARM ENERGY <ul><li>FARM ENERGY TOOLS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New publications to address current farm energy topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide materials to enhance Farm Energy publication series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys to assess program impact and effectiveness </li></ul></ul>OBJECTIVE: provide annual webinar training to ISU Extension and Iowa energy partners regarding Farm Energy issues ULTIMATE GOAL: Increase statewide awareness and implementation of farm energy conservation and efficiency practices
    5. 5. FARM ENERGY OBJECTIVE: collaborate with energy partners to increase coordination of farm energy efficiency efforts
    6. 6. <ul><li>FARM ENERGY PARTNERS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISU Extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iowa Farm Bureau Federation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iowa Office of Energy Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USDA, Rural Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers Energy (REC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alliant Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MidAmerican Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the IOWA ENERGY CENTER </li></ul></ul>FARM ENERGY PM 2089A
    7. 7. Previous energy fact sheets published 30 years ago FARM ENERGY OBJECTIVE: upgrade Extension resources that address energy conservation and efficiency for farmers in Iowa
    8. 8. FARM ENERGY Download the new Farm Energy publication series free of charge from Iowa State University Extension PM 2089A
    9. 9. www.extension.iastate.edu/store FARM ENERGY Search for “farm energy” PM 2089A
    10. 10. FARM ENERGY <ul><li>Upcoming “topics of conservation” include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poultry ventilation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrogen fertilizer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anaerobic digestion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grain drying and management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engine and tractor maintenance </li></ul></ul></ul>

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