Solar Grazing News

New York funds a study to learn how grazing can benefit solar installations

By ASGA / May 12, 2021

Sheep and solar farms can exist symbiotically, and the American Solar Grazing Association says that now is the time to convert that relationship into a full-scale industry.MAY 12, 2021 TIM SYLVIA https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/05/12/new-york-funds-a-study-to-learn-how-grazing-can-benefit-solar-installations/ Image: American Solar Grazing Association The American Solar Grazing Association is taking on a two-year project to collect and analyze data on the agricultural,…

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ASGA Call #43: July 7, 2021. North Carolina Solar Grazing

By ASGA / July 15, 2021

Highlights and Lessons from the team at NC Choices + Carolina Solar Services Call Replay Available You’ll learn about the Beginning Farmer Project produced Solar Grazing Budget by NC Choices Team and the support and training received by participating farmers in the form of: Technical support from a team of subject matter experts from North Carolina State University,North Carolina Agricultural and Technical…

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ASGA Call #43: North Carolina Solar Grazing

By ASGA / July 7, 2021

North Carolina Solar Grazing: Highlights and Lessons from the team at NC Choices +  Carolina Solar Services Presented by Lee Menius, Technical Program Coordinator, NC Choices & Johnny Rogers, Amazing Grazing Program, Center for Environmental Farming Systems & Brock Phillips Livestock Manager & Zach Hobbes, CEO at Carolina Solar Services With ASGA Hosts Daniel Finnegan of Solar Shepherd LLC and Lexie Hain The Beginning Farmer Project produced Solar Grazing Budget by…

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ASGA Call #42: Bee the Change, VT and Solar Grazing Trial, California

By ASGA / June 3, 2021

Call Replay Available: Announcing the debut of the solar beekeeping contract: Join ASGA, American Beekeeping Federation, and Fresh Energy at the live webinar on June 22, 2021. >> Click here to register for the event. Our presenters for this call were Mike Kiernan, Founder of Bee the Change, Vermont; Russ Young, Head of Operations for Engie, Renewables; and Emma Kampherbeek, Master’s Student…

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ASGA Call #42: Bee the Change, VT and Solar Grazing Trial, California

By ASGA / June 2, 2021

ASGA Celebrates Pollinator Month Presenters Mike Kiernan, Founder of Bee the Change, VermontRuss Young, Head of Operations for Engie, RenewablesEmma Kampherbeek, Master’s Student The Netherlands Wageningen University & California Polytechnic Institute ASGA Hosts Jonathan Barter and Lexie Hain About Mike Kiernan & Bee the Change Bee the Change was founded by Mike Kiernan and his wife Tawnya…

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ASGA Call #41: Solar Grazing in Kentucky

By ASGA / May 15, 2021

Call Replay Available: Hear from our three fantastic presenters: Aron Patrick,  Kelley Yates and Michael Moore. Our topic for this call is Solar Grazing In Kentucky: a unique collaboration.  Watch the lambcam and get excited! Your hosts: Judy St Leger of Dutch Barn Farm & Lexie Hain  About our presenters: Aron Patrick is the manager of Technology Research and Analysis for LG&E and KU. Aron is responsible…

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ASGA Call #41: Solar Grazing in Kentucky

By ASGA / May 5, 2021

Our Presenters: Aron Patrick,  Kelley Yates and Michael Moore   Your hosts: Judy St Leger of Dutch Barn Farm & Lexie Hain  Our topic:  Solar Grazing In Kentucky: A unique collaboration.  Watch the lambcam and get excited! About our presenters: Aron Patrick is the manager of Technology Research and Analysis for LG&E and KU. Aron is responsible for managing research on technologies that improve how LG&E and KU…

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Study to Assess Business Case for Sheep and Honeybees on Solar Power Sites

By ASGA / May 4, 2021

Recruitment of shepherds, beekeepers, and solar sites underway Contact: Lexie Hain607.342.6721info@solargrazing.org ITHACA—The American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA) today announced it will collect and analyze data on the agricultural, economic, and environmental impacts of co-locating agricultural enterprises such as commercial beekeeping and sheep grazing on photovoltaic sites. “New York State has one of the most ambitious…

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ASGA Call #40: Kathy Voth Talks Grazing + Agrivoltaics Grad Student Policy Talk

By ASGA / April 9, 2021

Call Replay Available: Hear from our two fabulous guests Kathy Voth of On Pasture, and Alexis Pascaris of Michigan Technical University as they speak on agrivoltaics & policy. Call Guests: Kathy is the founder and publisher of On Pasture, the most read grazing publication today. She’s also known for creating a simple method for teaching cows…

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ASGA Call #40: Kathy Voth Talks Grazing + Agrivoltaics Grad Student Policy Talk

By ASGA / April 7, 2021

Please join us and our two fabulous guests for April’s ASGA call! Kathy Voth of On Pasture and Alexis Pascaris of Michigan Technical University speak on agrivoltaics & policy. Kathy is the founder and publisher of On Pasture, the most read grazing publication today. She’s also known for creating a simple method for teaching cows (and…

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ASGA Call #39: Solar Grazing in Australia

By ASGA / March 5, 2021

Call Replay Available: The Clean Energy Council has been working on a case study of solar grazing in Australia. Our guests have spent the past year interviewing sheep producers and solar firms across Australia. Their report is forthcoming. They will be presenting live to ASGA before its official release (March 11). Call Guests: Anna Freeman,…

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ASGA Call #39: Solar Grazing in Australia

By ASGA / March 3, 2021

We are excited to announce ASGA’s March 3, 2021 Webinar #39 ASGA Guests: Anna Freeman, Director Energy Generation & Lucinda Tonge, Policy Officer Clean Energy Council, Australia The Clean Energy Council has been working on a case study of solar grazing in Australia. Our guests have spent the past year interviewing sheep producers and solar firms across…

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ASGA Call #38: Planning the solar grazing season with pasture management expertise

By ASGA / February 6, 2021

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-NY Karen Hoffman, USDA/NRCS Resource Conservationist    Soils, seeding, forages…let’s think about how the solar pastures will be…

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ASGA Call #38: Planning the solar grazing season with pasture management expertise

By ASGA / February 3, 2021

Two experts in pasture management will join us this February evening to help us think about planning our 2021 grazing season.   They’ll help with your questions like… How many sheep per acre?  Joining us will be Agronomist Kitty O’Neil of Cornell Cooperative Extension-NY and USDA/NRCS Resource Conservationist  Karen Hoffman to get us on the…

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ASGA Call #37: OREGON STATE SOLAR GRAZING

By ASGA / January 8, 2021

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,…

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Solar Meets Sheep (and Bees, and More)

By ASGA / January 8, 2021

Agrivoltaics brings ag and solar together on the same land. It’s an emerging solution that could be coming soon to the Hudson Valley By Lynn Freehill-Maye   The second word in “solar farm” can sound like a misnomer. Often solar panels sit on former agricultural land, but aren’t what we’d otherwise think of as a…

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