ASGA Votes to Expand Board of Directors, Elects 4 New Board Members

At the 4th Annual Meeting of the American Solar Grazing Association, our membership overwhelmingly voted to expand our board from 9 to 11 members to take on the increased responsibilities created by ASGA’s rapid growth. Over 260 new members have joined in the past 12 months alone!

Having approved the board expansion, members voted in 4 new Board of Directors, who are leaders in the solar grazing, sheep, and solar energy industries. The new directors also increase ASGA’s geographic representation on the board. The new members hail from the Midwest (Iowa), Texas, the Southeast (Virginia), and Canada. The membership also re-elected 2 founding board members.

The membership also re-elected 2 founding board members.

Two board members, Ryan Kelliher and Caleb Scott (founding board member), are leaving the Board of Directors but will stay engaged in ASGA in advisory roles. We thank them for their hard work and dedication to our organization and look forward to having them continue to be engaged in the community.

Please join ASGA in welcoming our new board members and congratulating our returning directors!

New Board Members

Chad Raines

Chad Raines is a solar Grazier from Lamesa in west Texas. He currently manages two solar sites that run a total of 2,000 sheep and I have bids on three more sites. He expects to increase my flock to around 7,500 head by the end of 2024. 

Full bio

Jess Gray

Jess Gray is the CEO of Gray’s LAMBscaping, LLC, guiding the company towards sustainable agriculture and solar grazing goals. As a 2023 Nuffield International Agricultural Scholar, Gray has represented her company in over half a dozen countries, focusing her research on integrating solar energy with livestock grazing.

Full bio

Fiona Harrar

Fiona Harrar has been farming for the last 25 years with a focus on grass based ruminant management and meat production. She is the Livestock Manager at Premier Experimental Farms, a production farm with 1000 ewes and 50 meat goats, producing lambs year round. The farm is also responsible for  testing out the products sold through Premier 1 Supplies selling fencing and equipment to livestock producers nationwide. 

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Kevin Campbell

Kevin Campbell joined EDF Renewables in 2010 and currently holds the title of director – development.  In this role, Kevin manages a diverse team of developers and land agents to navigate the complex development process in New York, to develop construction-ready utility scale projects.  

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Returning Board Members

Jonathan Barter 

Jonathan is currently the Solar Grazing Operations Manager for Delaware River Solar, a Community Solar Developer in New York State, where he is spearheading development of vertically integrated sheep grazing operation.

Read Jonathan’s full bio here.

Daniel Finnegan 

Dan Finnegan, Founder and General Manger of Solar Shepherd, LLC possesses a wealth of business ownership, financial service, analytics and farming expertise central to the company’s reputation as a unique provider to the solar industry. Dan manages his sheep spanning the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Read Daniel’s full bio here.

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