Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Energy Education for Producers
The profitability and sustainability of agricultural operations directly link to the consumption and production of energy. Energy is relevant to sustainability of agricultural lands, as energy efficiency impacts production costs and profitability. Producers have the capacity to generate energy through growing biomass, creating biofuels or from small on-farm generation. Decisions made on energy issues have long-term implications for the sustainability of agricultural production.
This project developed energy education resources targeted at meeting the needs of ag professionals through web-based tools, energy training, and educational tool kits. The E3A website contains most of the toolkit materials. It provides free downloadable fact sheets, links to resources and more to help producers explore small renewable energy systems for the farm, ranch or home.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) EW10-012, Equipping Extension Educators to Address Producer Needs in Energy Education.
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Project products are developed as part of SARE grants. They are made available with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within project products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.