The purpose of this website is to assist farmers and food processors with a path, information, tools and resources to assess the renewable energy opportunity in their business. We're striving to offer value from project start to finish by providing information and discussion platforms like this web-site and our blog.
We propose to include farmers, processors, advisors, lenders and others involved in the industry in our network to promote a common understanding of the energy business opportunity in agriculture.A renewable energy business applies to some, energy conversation and efficiency applies to all. It is job one when considering renewable and alternative energy systems on farm and for food processing. The conservation business opportunity will be an area of focus for this site and our blog.
There is some interesting statistics and information about hydro rates in Ontario in an article from Don McCabe, V.P. Ontario Federation of Agriculture. It also outlines some of the programs OFA have fought hard to maintain for the benefit of Ontario farmers.For you producers outside Ontario - it may be interesting to compare.See: www.farms.com/FarmsPages/Commentary/DetailCommentary/tabid/192/Default.aspx?NewsId=34511So long for now,Julie Harlow