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ASGA Call 33: Indiana Solar Grazing Trial & multiple land uses with Rocky Mountain Institute

By ASGA / September 8, 2020 /

We’ll have a special promotion of the new film by Diana Rodger’s team at Sacred Cow – out this fall. She will on the call to drop hints about the release date and, better yet, how sheep feature in the film. Our featured guests will bring us news of solar grazing in the Midwest: Hoosier…

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Flocking to a Utility-Scale PV O&M Solution

By ASGA / August 27, 2020 /

By Kearstin Krupiak  Posted August 5, 2020  In Blog 0 Operating and maintaining a utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant is a time-consuming and expensive proposition. However, there’s been a unique innovation in PV plant operation – though it comes from a simple and decidedly old-school source. Sheep’s New Role in Lowering PV Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs You read that…

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ASGA Call 32: 200 acres of solar make hay, honey & lamb

By ASGA / August 20, 2020 /

Learn about operations at Arnprior Solar, a 200 acre solar array managed by Shady Creek Lamb Company and EDF-Renewables. Hosting Gees Bees Honey since 2016, this site in Ontario has a wonderful cast of characters. Come meet Chris and Lyndsey from Shady Creek Lamb and hear their stories from the past 5 years of management.…

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Biggest Solar Farm in New Jersey to Partner with Experienced Solar Grazier, ASGA Member

By ASGA / August 20, 2020 /

The Nichomaus Run Solar Farm, proposed by developer Dakota Power Partners, would cover 800 acres of land in Pilesgrove Township — 650 of which will be lined with rows of roughly 4,000 solar panels. The land would provide grazing space for 1,000 sheep.Courtesy — Dakota Power Partners By Caroline Fassett | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com…

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Utility Dive Does a Deep Dive on Solar Grazing

By ASGA / August 5, 2020 /

Utility Dive Surveyed the Solar Grazing Industry for Utility Owners As the U.S. solar industry expands, arrays are spreading across more land — and the cost of keeping the sun on those panels through vegetation management is rising. A one-shot solution to both the land-use and cost challenges is emerging: agrivoltaics. The term covers dual-use…

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ASGA Call 31: Solar & Pollinators & Honey

By ASGA / July 3, 2020 /

Hear from guest Rob Davis of the Center for Pollinators In Energy & Dustin Vanesse from Bare Honey​ Solar grazing, solar honey, and good practices in grazing go hand in hand. Call Guests: Rob Davis Dustin Vanesse Call Hosts: Dr Judy St Leger, ASGA Board, solar grazier & owner Dutch Barn Farm, NY Lexie Hain,…

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ASGA Call 30: Trent Hendricks of Cabriejo Ranch, Missouri

By ASGA / July 3, 2020 /

Hear from Trent Hendricks of Cabriejo Ranch, a seasoned grazier, he operates a solar grazing network based out of his holistically managed ranch in Missouri. Special Guests: Ernst Pollinator Service at Meadville Land Services & Ernst Seeds. Ernst Seeds: The source of the world’s first solar grazing seed mix Fuzz and Buzz Thanks to our…

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Solar Agriculture: An International Look

By ASGA / June 26, 2020 /
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Mass Farm Bureau & Solar

By ASGA / June 15, 2020 /
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Michigan State: Well Managed Land Can Do Both

By ASGA / June 15, 2020 /

As the demand for solar energy grows, solar farms are cropping up across America’s rural landscapes. And Charles Gould, an energy educator with Michigan State University Extension, says they can complement more traditional uses of land. “One of the things that we are really trying to encourage is raising livestock – especially sheep – underneath…

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Solar Siting in Connecticut: Web Conference June 26

By ASGA / June 15, 2020 /

Please share with pertinent individuals this invitation to an important online event — Friday, June 26th, 8:50am log-in until 12:15pm — during which we will hear presentations about land use issues as we look ahead to … • Building larger solar arrays in CT;  • Pollinator-friendly solar fields;  • the solar grazing idea… and more.…

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On Pasture Features ASGA

By ASGA / May 19, 2020 /
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ASGA Call 29: Don Lewis from Lewis Land & Stock of Ontario, Canada

By ASGA / May 12, 2020 /

Hear from guest Don Lewis from Lewis Land & Stock of Ontario, Canada.  Grazing is just part of the Lewis Land & Stock portfolio of services. Their flocks are based north of Guelph, Ontario.  Grazing their own solar arrays with a contract, this family has incorporated solar grazing into a larger sheep & farming operation.…

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Become an official ASGA member, Access the Network

By ASGA / May 9, 2020 /

It’s here, the opportunity to become an official member of American Solar Grazing Association! This Friday we’re hosting a members meeting and tour of the new Solar Grazing network and map. ​Become an official member of American Solar Grazing Association today. ​ If you’re already a member, thank you! Please help us spread the word…

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Sheep & Chickens On the Solar Arrays

By ASGA / April 24, 2020 /

https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2020/0423/A-new-vision-for-farming-Chickens-sheep-and-solar-panels

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The Right Solar Seed Mix

By ASGA / April 24, 2020 /

Pollinator-friendly solar in Vermont

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