Calls

ASGA Teatime Replay: Jumping into Large-Scale Grazing in TX and the Southeast with Chad Raines

By ASGA / April 11, 2024 /

We had great a farmer-to-farmer chat with Chad Raines, a solar grazier and ASGA Board member based out of Lamesa, TX. Chad told us how he transitioned from targeted grazing…

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ASGA Call 76 Replay: How Big Is Solar Grazing in the U.S.? (ASGA Census Results)

By ASGA / April 4, 2024 /

75 grazing enthusiasts joined our webinar on the state of solar grazing in the U.S. ASGA’s Alyssa Andrew presented the preliminary results of the ASGA solar grazing census. She provided…

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ASGA Teatime Replay – Wicked wins and epic fails: 7 years of solar grazing with Lyndsey Smith & Chris Moore

By ASGA / March 28, 2024 /

It’s one thing to get your solar grazing business off the ground, but what challenges and opportunities can you expect once your solar grazing operation is in its 3rd or…

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Recording: Fourth Annual Membership Meeting of the American Solar Grazing Association

By ASGA / March 25, 2024 /

2023 was a groundbreaking year as ASGA’s membership grew, we launched a number of new initiatives, and our members represented solar grazing and its benefits at events across the U.S.!…

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ASGA Call 75 Replay: Digging into Vegetation and Soil Management Planning for Solar

By ASGA / March 19, 2024 /

Proper vegetation and soil management planning on solar sites is key to good land stewardship and setting up a project for successful vegetation cover. With the application of industry leading…

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ASGA Teatime Replay: From Struggling Dairy Farmer to Successful Solar Grazier (+ How to Grow Efficiently)

By ASGA / February 14, 2024 /

Jonathan Northrop (Watertown, NY) joined us to discuss how he transitioned from a struggling dairy farming business to become a successful sheep farmer and solar grazier, combined with a direct-consumer meat…

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ASGA Call 74 Replay: Myth-Busting Facts About Sustainable Solar Development

By ASGA / February 8, 2024 /

Solar grazing offers an important avenue for making solar sites more ecologically sustainable, but how can solar developers design and manage sites to ensure the site is eco-friendly from construction…

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ASGA Teatime: Winning Hearts & Minds to Solar Graze a Suburban Retirement Community in Virginia

By ASGA / January 25, 2024 /

Grazing Kunekune pigs with your sheep to restore vegetation health on a rocky, unseeded solar site with poor fencing. Navigating the challenges of doing agriculture in a suburban setting. Making…

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ASGA Teatime Replay: Approaching a Solar Company and Things to Know Before Making Your Pitch

By ASGA / January 19, 2024 /

How do you approach a solar company, what are the questions you should ask, and what boxes do you need to check off before you make your pitch to them?…

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ASGA Teatime Replay: Survey Says! Co-ops Needed to Support Large-Scale Solar Grazing (Cornell Survey)

By ASGA / December 19, 2023 /

For our last ASGA event of 2023, Dr. Bobbie Severson from the Cornell University Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP) joined us to discuss their recent utility-scale solar grazing survey. Bobbie broke…

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ASGA Teatime Replay: Livestock Guardian Dogs for Solar Grazing

By ASGA / December 18, 2023 /

For our first December Teatime event, we were excited to have livestock guardian dog expert Bill Costanzo and solar grazier Amanda Stoffels discuss how to use livestock guardian dogs while…

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ASGA Call 73: Breaking Down Solar Farm Construction for Graziers

By ASGA / December 7, 2023 /

What goes into solar site construction and what should solar graziers know about it? For our December call, Daniel Shapiro and his talented team gave us an in-depth look at…

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ASGA Teatime: Running a Hybrid Grazing & Mowing Operation

By ASGA / November 30, 2023 /

How and why would you incorporate mowing into your grazing operations on solar sites? Combining grazing with mowing is becoming more common in the industry. The complexities of managing vegetation…

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ASGA Call 72: European Solar Grazing and Agrivoltaics with BayWa r.e.

By ASGA / November 10, 2023 /

Stephan Schindele and Brandon Reinhardt from BayWa r.e. led an informative discussion on solar grazing and agrivoltaics in Europe. BayWa operates over 40 grazing sites and has a number of…

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ASGA Teatime Replay: The Economics of Solar Grazing + ASGA Census

By ASGA / October 25, 2023 /

We had a fantastic discussion with Tyler Swanson (University of Arizona) and Quin Karhoff on the results of their survey on the economics of solar grazing. They told us what…

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ASGA Call 71 Replay: What You Need to Know About Sheep Health in Solar Systems

By ASGA / October 9, 2023 /

For our October 2023 ASGA Call, we put together a panel of veterinarians and experienced graziers to discuss how they handle some of the biggest health issues that come up…

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