AGRICULTURAL ENERGY WEBINAR VIDEOS
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Greenhouses: What Makes Sense
Agricultural Facilities Lighting Energy Efficiency and Best Practices
Ag Biogas Market Hiccups and Cures
Niche Agriculture: Maple Syrup
Getting To Know Grain Drying
Irrigation Basics Getting Your Feet Wet
Pairing Renewable Energy with Agribusiness
Mark Bergum and Drew Carlson will present on how to pair the most logical renewable energy power source with specific types of agribusinesses. As interest in renewable energy generation systems increase, so will the number of agribusinesses installations. There are multiple types of renewable energy systems available on the market, but how does one identify the proper system for an agribusiness? This presentation will discuss the different renewable energy systems available, how they operate, and how to pair them with different agribusinesses. The webinar will cover Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Geothermal, Wind, Biomass and Biogas options for agribusinesses.
Variable Frequency Drives
Certified energy auditor Gary Gilles will present an in-depth look at increasing energy efficiency with variable frequency drives (VFDs). This topic is important because efficient agricultural facilities will play a key role in determining if a facility will be successful. The presentation will provide participants with an basic understanding of variable frequency drives, best applications for VFDs in agricultural operations, where they can help most, and discuss possible opportunities available for helping to finance/fund energy efficiency improvements.
Swine and Poultry Operations
Certified farm energy auditor Bethany Reinholtz will present an in-depth look at energy use in swine and poultry operations. Swine and poultry operations can be energy intensive operations with heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting requirements and thus the ability to keep these costs down can be challenging.
The presentation will discuss overall energy use in swine and poultry operations as well as discuss opportunities for improving energy efficiency, including lighting, heating and cooling systems, building shell, and ventilation. The presentation will also discuss possible opportunities available to help finance/fund energy efficiency improvements.
This webinar will discuss:
- Space heating systems
- Cooling systems
- Building shell
- Minimum ventilation requirements
Greenhouse Heating & Cooling
Certified greenhouse energy auditor Bethany Reinholtz will present an in-depth look at energy efficiency options in greenhouse heating and cooling systems. As interest in growing our own food, eating locally, and urban agriculture increases so will the number of greenhouses to keep up with the demand. This topic will become more and more important because efficient heating and cooling will play a key role in determining if a greenhouse will be successful. The presentation will provide participants with an understanding of the issues associated with controlled climate agriculture systems, system design considerations, and which technologies have proven to be the most efficient. The presentation will also discuss possible opportunities available for helping to finance/fund energy efficiency improvements.
This webinar will discuss:
- Mechanical ventilation
- High and low pressure fogging
- Natural ventilation
- Root zone and overhead heating