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Solar Energy Workshop - OARDC

Feb. 11, 2016

WOOSTER, Ohio — Farmers can save money with solar energy. So can other farm-related businesses. And grants and incentives exist that can help them get started.

So say the organizers of a March 10 workshop at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, who plan to shed light on those topics.

The Solar Energy Workshop for Agricultural Producers will cover “how farmers and businesses in rural areas can take advantage of incentives such as the federal renewable energy tax credits and the USDA renewable energy program to support their projects,” said Mary Wicks, a program coordinator at OARDC and one of the event’s organizers.

The workshop will feature seven sessions by speakers from the farming community, the solar installer community, OARDC, Ohio State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.


News Article by Kurt Knebusch.  The Ohio State University CFAES website.


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