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Ag energy issues workshop to be held in Laramie


Helping rural residents and others make informed decisions about energy investments and practices is the intent of the agriculture and energy workshop at the University of Wyoming this month.

Sessions are Sept. 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn, sponsored by the Wyoming and Student chapters of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service. Information about the workshop is online at http://bit.ly/rgkR39.

"The workshop offers an excellent overview of many issues related to agriculture, including large wind energy, carbon sequestration, and small renewable energy for home, farm and ranch," said Milt Geiger, Extension energy coordinator at UW.

"Understanding the technical and economic workings of renewable energy and carbon sequestration will help landowners, and other interested parties, make informed decisions about energy investments and practices."

Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. and include:

--Agriculture and Energy;

--Understanding the Economics of Renewable Energy;

--Rangeland Management Effects on Carbon Sequestration;

--Terrestrial Rangeland Carbon Sequestration;

--Opportunities with Micro and Small Hydroelectric Systems;

-- Issues Surrounding the Feasibility of On-farm Bio-diesel Production: The Camelina Case Study;

--Generating Electricity for Wind and Sun/Solar Powered Livestock Water Systems (with demonstration system);

--Small Residential Renewable Energy Impacts;

--Taking care of the Home - Renewable Energy for Heating and Cooling; and

--Large Wind Energy and Landowners.

For more information, contact Geiger at 307-766-3002 or at mgeiger1@uwyo.edu.

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