Solar Grazing News

ASGA Call #46: ASGA Talks about Overcoming Adversity in Solar Grazing

By ASGA / October 8, 2021

Call Replay Available The ASGA Board of Directors participate in a live panel event. Board members share stories of their experiences getting their first contracts to graze, gathering flocks, and other challenges of our business. Our presenter Board Members take questions. Presented by: Judy St Leger Daniel Finnegan Lewis Fox Trent Hendricks🇺🇸 Caleb Scott Lexie…

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ASGA Call #46: ASGA Talks about Overcoming Adversity in Solar Grazing

By ASGA / October 6, 2021

Join the ASGA Board of Directors in a live panel event. Board members will share stories of their experiences getting their first contracts to graze, gathering flocks, and other challenges of our business. Our presenter Board Members will take questions. Presented by: Judy St Leger Daniel Finnegan Lewis Fox Trent Hendricks🇺🇸 Caleb Scott Lexie Hain…

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ASGA Call #45: Oregon State’s NEWAg Lab

By ASGA / September 7, 2021

Call Replay Available Oregon State’s NEWAg Lab presents their Agrivoltaics Work Join Oregon State University’s NEWAg Lab  for a virtual introduction to their research on agrivoltaic systems! The NEWAg (Nexus of Energy, Water, and Agriculture) Lab, studies the physical, operational and geospatial connections in the energy-water-food nexus. NEWAg been studying agrivolatic (solar + agricutlure) systems since…

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ASGA Webinar #45: Oregon State NEWAg Lab

By ASGA / September 1, 2021

Oregon State’s NEWAg Lab presents their Agrivoltaics Work Join Oregon State University’s NEWAg Lab  for a virtual introduction to their research on agrivoltaic systems! The NEWAg (Nexus of Energy, Water, and Agriculture) Lab, studies the physical, operational and geospatial connections in the energy-water-food nexus. NEWAg been studying agrivolatic (solar + agricutlure) systems since 2016, with projects…

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Sheep Help Restore Native Prairie Habitat On Waseca Solar Farm

By ASGA / August 24, 2021

A new idea is blending energy and agriculture to power some of our neighbor’s homes. Nokomis Energy has dozens of renewable energy projects across the Twin Cities that serve Xcel Energy customers. But it’s piloting a new project that blends solar energy and sheep on Minnesota land. July 27, 2021 Erin Hassanzadeh, WCCO CBS Minnesota Nestled…

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ASGA Call #44: Solar Grazing with Nexamp & Texas Native Seeds talks solar

By ASGA / August 8, 2021

Call Replay Available Check out two great presentations by  Nexamp’s Ryan Kelliher Solar Grazing: The On-Ramp to Agrivoltaics  & Native Seeds for Texas Solar Projects? A proposal for solar by East Texas Native Seeds, presented by Tyler Wayland  ASGA hosts: Caleb Scott of Scott Land Yard Group; VP of ASGA & Lexie Hain  PRESENTERS Ryan Kelliher,  Program Manager, Research & Innovation, Nexamp Ryan started his solar career…

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ASGA Webinar #44: Solar Grazing with Nexamp & Texas Native Seeds talks solar

By ASGA / August 4, 2021

PLEASE JOIN US FOR TWO PRESENTATIONS  Nexamp’s Ryan Kelliher Solar Grazing: The On-Ramp to Agrivoltaics  & Native Seeds for Texas Solar Projects? A proposal for solar by East Texas Native Seeds, presented by Tyler Wayland  ASGA hosts: Caleb Scott of Scott Land Yard Group; VP of ASGA & Lexie Hain  PRESENTERS Ryan Kelliher,  Program Manager, Research & Innovation, Nexamp Ryan started his solar career building and installing…

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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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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 #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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