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Purdue Extension will present a workshop in Rochester to show the benefits of solar energy used on farms and in rural small businesses.

The Solar Energy Applications for Agriculture Workshop will be on Nov. 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fulton County fairgrounds, 1009 W. Third St.

This is an educational program to show how solar energy panels operate, said Chad Martin, an Extension renewable energy specialist.

“There’s been growing interest in adopting solar energy on farms due to the reduced cost of insulation,” Martin said. “So we want to showcase projects that have occurred in Indiana to get farmers and rural small businesses interested in different models of solar photovoltaic and solar hot water insulations.” usa online casino echeck

Topics and presenters:

* “Welcome and introductions”: Martin, Purdue Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering.

* “Indiana Utility Demand and Rates Forecast”: Doug Gotham, director of the Indiana Utility Forecasting Group.

* “Solar PV Project Development for Agriculture”: Jim and Michael Straeter, New Holland Rochester Inc. and Ag Technologies Inc. usa online casinos for android

* “Fulton County REMC Net Metering Program”: Greg Bitterling, member services manager and energy advisor at Fulton REMC. roulette for money

* “The Tipmont REMC Community Solar PV Project”: Jason Monroe, energy management supervisor at Tipmont REMC.

* “Solar Thermal Hot Water Applications for Agriculture”: Don Frank, owner of Solar UV Solutions LLC.

* “U.S. Department of Agriculture’s REAP Grant and Loan Guarantee Program”: Curtis Johnson, business programs specialist at USDA Rural Development. what are the best online casino bonuses

* “Solar Installation Tours”: Weaver Farm and the USDA Farm Service Agency for solar energy project tour.

The event is sponsored by New Holland Rochester Inc. and Ag Technologies Inc. Participants must register by Nov. 5, providing full contact information to Martin atmartin95@purdue.edu or by calling 765-496-3964.

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