Join us for an informal discussion on Chemung County agriculture!
We'll be hosting a monthly discussion group and bring in experts to talk about a variety of programs and topics of interest. Grab a beverage, get comfortable, and call/zoom in.
At our first meeting, Lisa Coven will be sharing how you can save energy (and money!) by doing a NYSERDA Farm Energy Audit.
Energy use is a big expense for New York farms, but farms can control this cost by improving their energy efficiency. The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) continues to offer farms and on-farm producers no-cost energy audits. Over 1,000 NY Farms have participated and received energy audits that provide recommendations for energy efficiency and renewable measures through the Agriculture Energy Audit Program (AEAP).
In general, a farm can expect an energy audit to identify savings representing between 10% and 35% of their total energy use. The program is open to all types of farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to: dairies, orchards, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, maple and poultry/egg.
If you have any ideas for a future topics you'd like to hear about, please email Liz (firstname.lastname@example.org). This discussion is open to any producers, growers, farmers, and agriculture-related businesses in Chemung County.
Introducing a new FREE monthly ag discussion group!
At the monthly Chemung Ag Coffee Hours, you can expect:
The overall purpose is to raise awareness for available programs, share free resources, and provide opportunity to learn from your fellow farmers.
Grab a beverage, get comfortable, and call/zoom in!
This event is online
Last updated March 10, 2021