Energy Conservation: Impact on the Bottom Line

Date: November 12, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Sanilac County Extension Office, 37 Austin St., Sandusky MI 48471
Contact: Charles Gould, 616-994-4547,

Operating a dairy farm is energy-intensive. Lights, fans, pumps and motors consume a lot of electricity. Reducing the amount of electricity used around the farm can put money back in your pocket. On average, dairy farms who have implemented recommended energy conservation practices have seen a 46% reduction in their energy costs.

Interested in learning more?

The purpose of this program is to help you understand how you can reduce your energy expenses. You will hear from specialists from MSU and MSU Extension, as well as from power company representatives and farmers with practical experience in implementing energy conservation practices that saved them money. Please join us at the location nearest your farm!


  • 10:00 Welcome
  • 10:05 What is an energy audit? (Charles Gould, MSUE)
  • 10:30 What is a renewable energy assessment? (Al Go, MSU)
  • 11:00 Agricultural energy conservation programs (Al Go)
  • 12:00 Utility perspective on energy conservation and funding (TBA)
  • 12:15 Farmer perspective on energy conservation (TBA)
  • 12:45 New developments (Al Go)
  • 1:00 Adjourn

The registration fee is $5 per person, payable at the door.

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