Farm Energy Forum
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties in conjunction with Western New York Energy Smart Communities, an independent contractor to New York State Energy and Research Development Authority, will hold a Farm Energy Forum on Friday, March 18, 2011. The forum will be held at the Fillmore Fire Hall, 24 South Street (Route 19) in Fillmore, NY.
The program, which will be offered to farms in Western New York and surrounding areas, will begin with registrations at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. Agricultural producers will learn from industry professionals how practical, small-scale, green and renewable energy can be implemented on their farms.
Topics will include: NYSERDA sponsored farm energy audits; the implementation of green energy such as solar panels and windmills to offset farm energy costs and other green energy options and incentives. Farms will be able to mingle with local businesses during the expo to learn how these businesses can help them get started toward a more green and energy-efficient operation.
A complimentary lunch is provided. There is no cost for the farm, however preregistration is required by March 16th so we can plan for lunch and materials. For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644, ext. 18 or email: lao3 [at] cornell [dot] edu with name and number attending.