MAESTRO, an energy-savings program for Missouri farms, is offering new financial incentives to farmers who want to adopt energy-efficient equipment and practices.
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Going Green on the Farm
An MU-directed project will help animal farmers buy efficient equipment, learn energy-saving techniques
Saving energy is a great way to reduce costs in agriculture operations. Upfront equipment expenditures or a lack of knowledge about best conversion practices can be obstacles to implementing improvements, however. To help Missouri animal farmers go green and save money, a team made up of the University of Missouri (MU), Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA), and EnSave, Inc., will partner to provide energy audits, loans, interest buy downs, rebates and grants to retrofit energy-saving equipment.