The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) announces a series of energy smart agriculture workshops to be held that will detail energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for Colorado farmers and ranchers. Created through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, state government and agricultural industry leaders, the workshops will focus on energy efficiency, on-farm renewables and funding assistance.
Colorado farmers and ranchers spend more than $400 million annually on energy, and the workshops will help agricultural producers consider how utilizing clean energy holds the potential to reduce cost of production, modernize infrastructure and improve margins. The series provides the opportunity for Colorado producers to discuss local concerns about agricultural energy and climate resilience with public officials and industry experts. Workshop attendees will learn about technical assistance to address barriers that prevent investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy as well as how to access local, state and federal funding.
In addition, the Colorado Climate Center will give an update on climate and weather considerations, energy, water and agriculture.
Registration is free, and dinner and refreshments will be served. To register for the 5 p.m. April 24 event at Delta-Montrose Electric Association in Montrose, RSVP at montroseenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com.