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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 Teatime Replay: Sheep Handling Systems for Solar Grazing

By kevinmaple / February 2, 2024 /

For this Teatime, Premier1 gave us an overview of the basics of sheep handling systems and why you need them. We also heard from five suppliers and manufacturers who discussed…

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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 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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A Note on Data Privacy and Usage

By ASGA / November 21, 2023 /

We’ve heard feedback from some solar graziers that they’d like more information about why ASGA is collecting these responses and what we plan to do with them. All data collected…

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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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What Every Grazier Needs in Their First Aid Toolkit (on Solar Sites)

By ASGA / October 6, 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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Take the ASGA Solar Grazing Census!

By ASGA / October 5, 2023 /

Have you ever wondered how many acres of solar farms are being grazed or how many solar graziers there are in the U.S.? What about the average cost per acre…

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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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Connect with ASGA and agrivoltaics folks at RE+ in Las Vegas next week!

By ASGA / September 7, 2023 /

If you’re braving the heat for RE+, the biggest solar conference in the country, we’re inviting you to meet up with ASGA board members and conference attendees who are excited…

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ASGA Call #58 Replay: High Quality Forage & Cool-Season Hay at Solar Sites with Ohio State

By ASGA / September 12, 2022 /

For our September 2022 webinar (09/07), Christine Gelley and James Morris from Ohio State Extension gave us a fantastic, detailed presentation about their experiments with cool-season hay and other high…

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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…

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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…

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