Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

New Energy Opportunities For Your Farm. Wind, Solar, BioGas, BioMass....What Would It Take For You To Farm Energy?

There is alot of buzz these days about farm energy projects....what does everyone think?
Here is show we did on the topic.

Kevin Stewart


Click the Play button to watch the video.



For more information, you might want to check out http:www.farmenergyonline.com

Views: 144

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Good on him, Government does'nt want to get invold, because they would lose revenue and the same with hydro 1. In fact he should not even have to pay the 30 buck to the ashholes.
I see lots of new solar panels going up and wonder if they are for own use or are the people selling power back to the grid...how much does it cost and what is the payback?
I'm interested in learning more about the skills and knowledge required for a producer to get into this technology - and if there are learning programs offered.
Jean if you go onto youtube, type in the seach box,either of these subjects, Biogas, wood gas, solar, wind power, there are videos and examples, how to do it yourself, that way you can decide which way to go without the help of a consolant. Start small then think big. There heaps of examples of farms doing. it. You don't need to do a course. Also if you google the subject their are plans how to build then. The only hard part is elecity and mechinical side of things, modifing the machines or engines to run off the stuff you produce. There are government grants but again look at his guy 10 years, and still fighting red tape.

Jean Sullivan said:
I'm interested in learning more about the skills and knowledge required for a producer to get into this technology - and if there are learning programs offered.
Hi Jean:

The Ag Energy opportunity is still emergying but appears to have strong momentum from the political side and growing economic opportunities as the government is offering aggressive incentives to jumpstart the industry.

There are a few ag energy websites with information....you might want to try http://www.farmenergyonline.com
for Ontario and Canadian content.

I suspect the skills will vary depending on the type and scale of the farm energy project.

I think Bristow has a point as well...the true training challenge might be the start up with the current electricity infrastructure...
Hi

U of Guelph is running a series of information sessions across the province on solar energy - you can find more information on it here - http://www.ridgetownc.com/solar/
And OMAFRA has an Information Bundle on their website on the various Green Energy technologies - you can find that here:

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/ge_bib/welcome.htm

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Connect and celebrate with us!

We are excited to invite you to attend a joint celebration of Soy Canada’s 10th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the founding of Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers on June 19th in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada Welcome Senate Report Findings on Temporary Foreign Workers

The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) welcomes the balanced findings of the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s recent report on temporary and migrant labour solutions.

Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada Applaud AGRI Committee’s Recommendations on Food Price Stabilization

The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) have welcomed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food’s (AGRI) recent report, which provides key recommendations aimed at stabilizing rising food prices. FVGC appreciates the Committee’s efforts and is particularly encouraged by the consistency between the AGRI report and FVGC’s own advocacy and 2024 budget recommendations.

CULT Food Science Subsidiary Further Foods Launches Strategic Partnership with Valet Seller

a disruptive food technology platform pioneering the commercialization of lab grown meat and cellular agriculture to reshape the global food industry, is excited to announce its subsidiary, Further Foods Inc., has partnered with Valet Seller (https://valetseller.com/) to launch its Noochies! products on major online marketplaces such as Amazon, Target, Kroger, and Walmart.

US Winter Wheat Rating Dips Slightly; Development Ahead of Normal

The condition of the US winter wheat crop took an unexpected step backward this past week. Development remains well ahead of normal.

© 2024   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service