Farming, Energy, and Ecosystems Workshop
February 27th, 2020 – Bonnyville, AB

Clean, renewable sources of energy are a perfect fit for Alberta’s farms and ranches. Agricultural producers work hard to care for the land that supports their livelihood, families and communities. Farmers and ranchers deserve a type of energy production that does the same.

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is holding a full-day workshop in Bonnyville on the clean energy options available to producers and how producers can access funding to get these types of projects off the ground. Presenters from industry, research groups and financial institutions will be on hand to answer questions on the financial payoffs of solar power, the ins and outs of geothermal energy, how to apply for grants and access additional financing for clean energy projects, and staying on-grid or going off-grid.

Going green, or getting greener, goes hand in hand with protecting the ecosystems that support agriculture. We’ll also have experts on hand to answer questions about the Canadian Agricultural Partnership strategic programs and conservation initiatives for the agricultural sector, focusing on riparian management, farm water supply, manure and waste management, and more!

This workshop is ideal for greenhouse operators, dairy, poultry and egg producers or producers looking to do on-farm processing. The higher your electricity and heating needs are the more generating your own clean energy on site makes sense.

Want to learn more? We recommend listening to our On-Farm Solar and On-Farm Geothermal podcast episodes in preparation for the workshop.

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (#RR2CS) is a program of the Stettler Adult Learning Centre. We empower agricultural producers in rural Alberta with climate solutions that benefit farms and ranches. Our partners include Food Water Wellness Foundation, Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and many farmers across the province!


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