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ASGA Call #43: July 7, 2021. North Carolina Solar Grazing

By ASGA / July 15, 2021 /

Highlights and Lessons from the team at NC Choices + Carolina Solar Services Call Replay Available You’ll learn about the Beginning Farmer Project produced Solar Grazing Budget by NC Choices Team and the support and training received by participating farmers in the form of: Technical support from a team of subject matter experts from North Carolina State University,North Carolina Agricultural and Technical…

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ASGA Call #42: Bee the Change, VT and Solar Grazing Trial, California

By ASGA / June 3, 2021 /

Call Replay Available: Announcing the debut of the solar beekeeping contract: Join ASGA, American Beekeeping Federation, and Fresh Energy at the live webinar on June 22, 2021. >> Click here to register for the event. Our presenters for this call were Mike Kiernan, Founder of Bee the Change, Vermont; Russ Young, Head of Operations for Engie, Renewables; and Emma Kampherbeek, Master’s Student…

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ASGA Call #41: Solar Grazing in Kentucky

By ASGA / May 15, 2021 /

Call Replay Available: Hear from our three fantastic presenters: Aron Patrick,  Kelley Yates and Michael Moore. Our topic for this call is Solar Grazing In Kentucky: a unique collaboration.  Watch the lambcam and get excited! Your hosts: Judy St Leger of Dutch Barn Farm & Lexie Hain  About our presenters: Aron Patrick is the manager of Technology Research and Analysis for LG&E and KU. Aron is responsible…

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New York funds a study to learn how grazing can benefit solar installations

By ASGA / May 12, 2021 /

Sheep and solar farms can exist symbiotically, and the American Solar Grazing Association says that now is the time to convert that relationship into a full-scale industry.MAY 12, 2021 TIM SYLVIA https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/05/12/new-york-funds-a-study-to-learn-how-grazing-can-benefit-solar-installations/ Image: American Solar Grazing Association The American Solar Grazing Association is taking on a two-year project to collect and analyze data on the agricultural,…

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Study to Assess Business Case for Sheep and Honeybees on Solar Power Sites

By ASGA / May 4, 2021 /

Recruitment of shepherds, beekeepers, and solar sites underway Contact: Lexie Hain607.342.6721info@solargrazing.org ITHACA—The American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA) today announced it will collect and analyze data on the agricultural, economic, and environmental impacts of co-locating agricultural enterprises such as commercial beekeeping and sheep grazing on photovoltaic sites. “New York State has one of the most ambitious…

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ASGA Call #40: Kathy Voth Talks Grazing + Agrivoltaics Grad Student Policy Talk

By ASGA / April 9, 2021 /

Call Replay Available: Hear from our two fabulous guests Kathy Voth of On Pasture, and Alexis Pascaris of Michigan Technical University as they speak on agrivoltaics & policy. Call Guests: Kathy is the founder and publisher of On Pasture, the most read grazing publication today. She’s also known for creating a simple method for teaching cows…

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ASGA Call #39: Solar Grazing in Australia

By ASGA / March 5, 2021 /

Call Replay Available: The Clean Energy Council has been working on a case study of solar grazing in Australia. Our guests have spent the past year interviewing sheep producers and solar firms across Australia. Their report is forthcoming. They will be presenting live to ASGA before its official release (March 11). Call Guests: Anna Freeman,…

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ASGA Call #38: Planning the solar grazing season with pasture management expertise

By ASGA / February 6, 2021 /

Call Replay Available: Two experts in pasture management help us think about planning our 2021 grazing season.   They’ll help with questions like… How many sheep per acre?  Call Guests:   Kitty O’Neil, Agronomist at Cornell Cooperative Extension-NY Karen Hoffman, USDA/NRCS Resource Conservationist    Soils, seeding, forages…let’s think about how the solar pastures will be…

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ASGA Call #37: OREGON STATE SOLAR GRAZING

By ASGA / January 8, 2021 /

Call Replay Available: The team at Oregon State is doing piles of work to document sheep health and solar grazing, sheep management and insect biodiversity, forage growth and more.  Some research is published, others are in the works.  Just out is the paper Pasture Production and Lamb Growth in Agrivoltaic System.    Call Guests: Authors Dr.Serkan Ates,…

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Solar Meets Sheep (and Bees, and More)

By ASGA / January 8, 2021 /

Agrivoltaics brings ag and solar together on the same land. It’s an emerging solution that could be coming soon to the Hudson Valley By Lynn Freehill-Maye   The second word in “solar farm” can sound like a misnomer. Often solar panels sit on former agricultural land, but aren’t what we’d otherwise think of as a…

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ASGA Call #36: Processing & Marketing, Solar Grazing, and Farming & Solar Synergies

By ASGA / December 3, 2020 /

Call Replay Available: We have three terrific guests joining us for this call! Call Guests: Matt LeRoux, Agriculture Marketing Consultant  Tips for processing and marketing during COVID: A focus on the crisis consumer, creating commodity friendly bulk lamb and processing issues.   Jonathan Barter, ASGA & Delaware River Solar Establishing a solar grazing program in New York: opportunities…

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ASGA Call 35: Deep Dive with 4 Experts: Solar Project Development & Construction, CoLocation

By ASGA / November 6, 2020 /

Call Replay Available: A deep dive into Solar Project Development & Construction, CoLocation with four outstanding experts in the field. Call Guests: Lian Niu, managing member at Eitri Foundry  Christopher McCabe, Director of Operations, Eitri Foundry Vermont Dept of Agriculture’s Alex DePillis  Vermont’s Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen Eitri Foundry has developed projects in Vermont and nearby states. Vermont has a very carefully…

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Nittany 2: Penn State

Solar Power World Features Fuzz & Buzz, ASGA

By ASGA / October 16, 2020 /

Penn State’s 70-MW solar project portfolio is now producing power and supporting sheep grazing Penn State University has begun purchasing renewable electricity generated from three Lightsource bp solar farms that have completed construction in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The projects were initiated in 2019 upon the signing of a 70-MW PPA under which Penn State would purchase 100%…

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NPR features ASGA’s Julie Bishop

By ASGA / October 13, 2020 /

SCIENCE How To Have Your Solar Farm And Keep Your Regular Farm, Too October 9, 20205:35 AM ET DAN CHARLESTwitter This solar power installation near Vineland, New Jersey, was among the first to replace power mowing with grazing sheep.Dan Charles/NPR Clean, abundant, solar power comes with a price. It requires lots of land, and in…

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ASGA Call 34: Cornell Solar Sheep, Pollinators & Carbon Research Update

By ASGA / October 13, 2020 /

Recorded webinar: CLICK HERE “Design and progress of an experiment to quantify the effect of sheep density on pollinators and soil carbon.”

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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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