Iowa Dairy Webinars Continue With Saving Energy on Your Farm Program

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, June 23 from 12 noon to 1 pm. This program will focus on saving energy on the farm.

Join Joel Zook from the Winneshiek Energy District to discuss how energy saving measures can help lower operating costs. He’ll cover common practices, from lighting to dairy equipment, to grain dryers and discuss what funding opportunities exist though NRCS’s EQIP program, REAP grant opportunities and utility rebates. He’ll also discuss how solar energy can be used on the farm and give advice on siting solar, tax incentives and payback periods.

Joel Zook works for the Winneshiek Energy District, and is the lead technical advisor working with farmers, business owners, and homeowners to help plan their energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. He worked for several years within the ratepayer funded utility efficiency programs helping conduct small business audits and has provided an Agricultural Energy Management Plan for over 50 Iowa farms. Joel is a registered Technical Service Provider for On-Farm Energy Audits with NRCS in Iowa and Minnesota

Producers, dairy consultants and industry representatives can attend the webinar at:

No registration is required and there is no fee.

For more information contact the Iowa Extension Dairy Field Specialist in your area:

Region 1 – Fred M. Hall-  email:  phone: 712.737.4230

Region 2 – Jennifer Bentley-  email:   phone: 563.382.2949

Region 3 – Larry Tranel-  email:  phone: 563.583.6496



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