Solar Grazing Calls
What are Solar Grazing Calls?
Free calls every month to talk, learn & listen!
Calls are at 6 PM Eastern using Zoom.
1st Wednesday of the Month
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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-NYKaren Hoffman, USDA/NRCS Resource Conservationist Soils, seeding, forages…let’s think about how the solar pastures will be best…
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,…
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…
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…
Recorded webinar: CLICK HERE “Design and progress of an experiment to quantify the effect of sheep density on pollinators and soil carbon.”
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…
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.…
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,…
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…
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.…
June 2019 Solar Grazing Call
- Professor Chad Higgins, Oregon State University
- Mary Smallman, Instructor at the Oregon State Sheep Center,
Author of Agrivoltaics Paper
- OSU 2018 Study
- Press: Solar arrays could be used as resources for plant productivity, study shows
May 2019 Solar Grazing
- Andrew Wilson, The University of Queensland, Australia
Director of Sustainability
- Sarah Haskmann, Sustainability Department, University of Queensland