Solar Grazing News

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

By ASGA / March 4, 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 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 Call 74: Myth-Busting Facts About Sustainable Solar Development

By ASGA / February 1, 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 73: Breaking Down Solar Farm Construction for Graziers

By ASGA / November 28, 2023

What goes into solar site construction and what should solar graziers know about it? For our December call, we’re excited to have Daniel Shapiro, Vice President of Projects and Construction…

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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 Call 72: European Solar Grazing and Agrivoltaics with BayWa’s Stephan Schindele

By ASGA / October 31, 2023

For this month’s ASGA call, we’re taking a quick look across the Atlantic to hear about some of the latest solar grazing and agrivoltaics developments in Europe. We’ll be joined…

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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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