Efficiency on the farm includes energy efficiency and more energy providers are offering incentives for farmers.
Dave Warrington with Alliant Energy in Iowa, at the 2014 Farm Progress Show, says technology has taken great leaps in energy products.
“Our main focus is on anything that will conserve energy on ag-related business or production agriculture. Our big hitters are ventilation in the livestock industry, dairy equipment in the milking, lighting, of course, all across the board. We work with a lot of co-ops and grain handling with motors, variable frequency drives, grain dryers.”
Alliant Energy offers a rebate program and will meet one on one with farmers to decide the best course for energy efficiency in their operations.