Midwest Farm Energy Conference in Morris

Annual conference showcases clean energy technologies in agriculture

By Alexander Fox
Monday, June 1, 2015

The Midwest Farm Energy Conference, June 17-19 at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris, focuses on showcasing renewable energy and energy efficient technologies in agriculture, but also presents practical information for home and business owners who are considering installing renewable energy systems. The conference’s keynote speaker is Steve Peterson, director of sourcing sustainability at General Mills, who offers a glimpse into future trends from the food processing world. On June 17-18, the program includes a look into energy-optimized systems for dairy production, energy conservation and generation in swine facilities, and practical information for Ag producers, as well as opportunities to network with energy experts and professionals. On June 18-19, the conference offers a renewable energy bus tour to WCROC dairy facilities, WCROC swine facilities (featuring a solar photovoltaic system), WCROC renewable hydrogen and ammonia pilot plant and other renewable energy systems in the region.