Agriculture and Energy
Wyoming’s agricultural community is uniquely positioned as both a significant consumer of energy, greatly impacted by rising costs, and a potential producer of energy, including small hydroelectric, wind (small and large), biofuels, and more.
To learn more about the different types of renewable energy click here.
Through a cooperation of land-grant universities, like the University of Wyoming, the eXtension Farm Energy page offers a wealth of agriculture-specific energy resources.
In addtion, Montana State University and UW have partnered to create:
Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives
Other resources include:
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Energy Tools – Provides online tools for evaluating energy usage from agricultural activities, such as irrigation and tillage.
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Energy Assessment Tools – Provides online feasibility tools for exploring the feasibility of farmstead renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – Farm Energy – Numerous publications about renewable energy and energy efficiency specifically geared at agricultural producers.
If you don’t find what you are looking for in the above sites, please feel free to contact UW Extension for additional information!