Try These 'Rainy Day' Sustainable Farm Energy Webinars

Explore innovative sustainable farm energy concepts via webinars streamed to your computer during rainy days or when you have a free hour.

Published on: May 22, 2013

Rainy days may keep you out of the field. But they can help you "smarten up" about farm energy savings via online webinars hosted by Cornell University's Small Farms Program. The webinar series, "New Generation Energy: Sustainable Power for your Farm & Homestead" can be tapped into anytime.

The four-part series covers passive solar, radiant heat, solar electric, wind power, compost heat and services that installers provide. Just click on the following direct links for each one-hour session. You'll also be able to get descriptions of each webinar and download PDF files of the slideshows.

•Dreaming of Local Lemons – Solar Energy Virtual Tour. Description | PDF Slideshow | Download Webinar

CATCHING SUN MONEY: This solar collector at KC Bailey Orchards, Williamson, N.Y., is an example of how farmers are tapping solar energy to reduce purchased energy use.
CATCHING SUN MONEY: This solar collector at KC Bailey Orchards, Williamson, N.Y., is an example of how farmers are tapping solar energy to reduce purchased energy use.
•Powering Your Farm Off the Grid – Virtual Tour. Description | PDF Slide Show | Download Webinar
•Compost Power! Description | PDF Slide Show | Download Webinar
•Ask an Installer: Wind, Solar and Geothermal. Description | Download Webinar

The Small Farms Program website also covers a host of other informational topics for farms of all sizes. Tap into it online .