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“Converting to Solar Energy” Among Presentations Planned for the Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference

December 16, 2017 – 8:45a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Western Nebraska Community College
371 College Drive, Sidney, Nebraska
Pre-registration due by December 8.

Solar Array on Martin Kleinschmit’s Farm

“Ideas to Grow With” is the theme for the Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference.

The conference will cover a diverse set of topics, including good and bad bugs; making the transition to organic farming; planting annual forage mixtures for cattle; gardening for profit; the business of new ag enterprises; and solar panels.

Converting to Solar Energy: Presenter Martin Kleinschmit, who has worked in the renewable energy field since 1980, built his own 9,000-watt PV system in 2009. Once satisfied with its output, he started his own solar business, MarLin Wind & Solar LLC, which works with residential, commercial and ag settings. He will talk about how solar Photo Voltaic (PV) panels work, what you need to know about net-metering, cost breakdown on a PV system, examples of solar systems, sizing your system to fit your needs, and more information sources.

To learn more about each of the topics that will be covered and the presenters, download the brochure here.

For more information about the conference or exhibitor booths, contact Extension Educator Karen DeBoer at the Extension Office in Sidney, telephone 308-254-4455 or email kdeboer1@unl.edu.

Sponsors include Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society (NSAS) and Organic Crop Improvement Association Nebraska Chapter No. 2.

Press Release: UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nebraska Extension in Cheyenne, Kimball & Banner Counties