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On-Farm Energy Efficiency

This curriculum module covers the fundamentals of energy systems. Basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion processes and discussion of energy efficiency and specific applications on farms are addressed.

On-Farm Energy Production – Solar

This solar electricity and solar thermal module provides a basic understanding and how to calculate a simple payback term for the installation of different size systems. Learn about programs that may be available to subsidize your investment.

On-Farm Energy Production – Wind

Is wind energy a viable option for your home or business to lower reliance on the grid supplied electricity? In this module, learn how to gauge your the wind resource where you live and calculate the likely annual electricity production.

Reading the Farm

Farm educators often  have in-depth knowledge of certain components of agriculture, but have few opportunities to see how these components work together to influence sustainability. Reading the Farm brings together educators and experts who share knowledge in the context of working, real-world farms. 

Adapt-N Training Manual

Adapt-N is an online tool that helps precisely manage nitrogen (N) inputs for grain, silage, and sweet corn production. It can provide automatic daily updates of each field’s N status and recommendations, based on real-time weather influences, and can be used with any device with internet access.

Wilson Beef Farms

Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.

The Owner-Built Savonius Rotor

Investing in commercially available renewable-energy devices usually requires large capital investments and long payback periods. This farmer has explored a low-cost alternative.

Quality grade

Marbling, maturity, nutrition, and the distribution of quality grading in the U.S.