Farm Energy

Smart energy use on the farm is an important part of farm viability.  Emerging technologies also present opportunities for farms to produce energy and even to harvest "carbon credits" for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  See below, as well as the links on the right for specific topics.

Also visit our Energy Crops page and our other Energy resources.

Cornell Resources

Cornell Small Farms Program - Farm Energy

Farm Energy, Carbon & Greenhouse Gases

Sun Grant Initiative

Other Resources

Energy Conservation & Renewable Energy (USDA Sustainable Ag Research & Education)

Energy Efficiency Improvements for Farms (NYSERDA)

Farm Energy Alternatives (National Sustainable Ag Information Service - ATTRA)

Farm Energy Initiative (Iowa State U.)

Farmers' Handbook for Energy Self-Reliance (Vermont Law School)

Renewable & Alternative Energy (Penn State U.)

 Sustainable Ag Energy (eXtension)

Vermont Bioenergy InitiativeVermont farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers are building an alternative model of bioenergy production that is small-scale, community focused, economical and sustainable. Click the link to view videos from the project.