Calls

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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How to Select Genetic Traits for Solar Grazing (ASGA Event Recording)

By ASGA / September 21, 2023 /

For our September ASGA Teatime event, we invited experienced farmers and sheep experts from different parts of the country to talk about how to find the right sheep for your…

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Introducing ASGA Certification™ for Solar Grazing Training! (ASGA Call #70) Replay

By ASGA / September 16, 2023 /

At our 70th ASGA Call, we launched the brand new ASGA Certification™ for Solar Grazing Training program. This innovative program lends ASGA’s seal of approval to qualified training courses and…

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ASGA Call 69 Replay – Turning Sheep Green: Solar Grazing’s Long-Term Emissions and Environmental Benefits

By ASGA / August 7, 2023 /

What are the climate and environmental impacts of adding sheep to solar sites? How does solar grazing compare to conventional solar sites and to conventional sheep production? The potential impact…

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ASGA Call 68 Replay – Making Agrivoltaics a Financial Success: Tools & Research Update from NREL

By ASGA / July 8, 2023 /

For our July webinar, we were excited to be joined by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s James McCall, who discussed their agrivoltaics research programs. I encourage you to watch…

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ASGA Call 67 Replay: Shepherding the future – Insights from Silicon Ranch’s Solar Grazing Programs in the Southeast

By ASGA / June 15, 2023 /

Jim Malooley from Silicon Ranch discussed their innovative, large-scale solar grazing programs in the Southeast and beyond for our June 2023 webinar Silicon Ranch has developed exciting solar grazing programs…

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ASGA Call 66 Replay: Opportunities for Solar Wool Part II – Soil Stability and Erosion Control for Renewable projects

By ASGA / May 5, 2023 /

For our second webinar on potential markets for solar wool, Rob Ament (Montana State University’s Western Transportation Institute) explored the market opportunities for using U.S. wool fiber in erosion control products, which are used to stabilize weak soil. 

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ASGA Call 65 Replay: Preparing for Utility-Scale Solar Grazing in the Northeast with Targeted & Mob Grazing Experts

By ASGA / April 12, 2023 /

What do solar graziers in New England and the Northeast need to know to prepare for grazing at scale? As a follow up to our March webinar on large-scale solar…

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

By ASGA / March 29, 2023 /

dfds Last year was an incredible year of growth for solar grazing and ASGA. At the annual meeting, ASGA’s leadership team highlighted ASGA’s achievements from 2022 and previewed the exciting…

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ASGA Call #64 Replay: Large-Site Solar Grazing in CA and TX, What Graziers Need to Know (Panel Discussion)

By ASGA / March 3, 2023 /

What does it take to manage a utility scale grazing operation and how do you get started? What are the roadblocks and what are the success stories? The U.S. is…

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ASGA Call #63 Replay: Pollinator Friendly Solar Sites with MNL

By ASGA / February 22, 2023 /

What are the benefits of pollinator friendly solar sites? How does it impact grazing? Pollinator habitats continue to be an important issue for solar site development, both for their potential…

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ASGA Call #62 Replay: Unlocking the Future of Agrivoltaics in New Jersey with Rutgers University

By ASGA / January 5, 2023 /

We kicked 2023 off with an in-depth discussion of the agrivoltaics programs at Rutgers University and the agrivoltaics situation in New Jersey generally. David Specca, Dr. Mike Westendorf, Dr. A. J. Both, and Dr. Clint Burgher from Rutgers University discussed the exciting agrivoltaics and grazing research projects that the university’s NJ Ag Experiment Station (NJAES) is developing with funding from the state’s recently passed Dual-use Solar Act (2021). 

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ASGA Call #61 Replay: Planning for an Agrivoltaics Future with Encore Renewable Energy

By ASGA / December 9, 2022 /

How can innovative agrivoltaics programs address local community concerns, including impacts on agricultural land? What does the future of agrivoltaics look like from the perspective of a solar and energy…

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ASGA Call #60 Replay: Is It Time for Solar Wool? A Practical Conversation on Wool Production at Solar Sites (Part 1)

By ASGA / November 7, 2022 /

How viable is grazing wool sheep on solar sites? Does wool production have the potential to help make grazing more economically sustainable? What are potential benefits and challenges to implementation?…

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