Solar Grazing News

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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ASGA Call #37: Oregon State Solar Grazing

By ASGA / January 6, 2021

Hi ASGA friends, Join our first call of the New Year! 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…

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ASGA Call #36: Processing & Marketing, Solar Grazing, and Farming & Solar Synergies

By ASGA / December 3, 2020

Call Replay Available: We have three terrific guests joining us for this call! Call Guests: Matt LeRoux, Agriculture Marketing Consultant  Tips for processing and marketing during COVID: A focus on the crisis consumer, creating commodity friendly bulk lamb and processing issues.   Jonathan Barter, ASGA & Delaware River Solar Establishing a solar grazing program in New York: opportunities…

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ASGA Call #36: Processing & Marketing, Solar Grazing, and Farming & Solar Synergies

By ASGA / December 2, 2020

Hi friends, Join the call to hear from three phenomenal guests!  Matt LeRoux, Agriculture Marketing Consultant  Tips for processing and marketing during COVID: A focus on the crisis consumer, creating commodity friendly bulk lamb and processing issues.   Jonathan Barter, ASGA & Delaware River Solar Establishing a solar grazing program in New York: opportunities and challenges…

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ASGA Call 35: Deep Dive with 4 Experts: Solar Project Development & Construction, CoLocation

By ASGA / November 6, 2020

Call Replay Available: A deep dive into Solar Project Development & Construction, CoLocation with four outstanding experts in the field. Call Guests: Lian Niu, managing member at Eitri Foundry  Christopher McCabe, Director of Operations, Eitri Foundry Vermont Dept of Agriculture’s Alex DePillis  Vermont’s Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen Eitri Foundry has developed projects in Vermont and nearby states. Vermont has a very carefully…

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ASGA Call 35: Deep Dive with 4 Experts: Solar Project Development & Construction, CoLocation

By ASGA / November 4, 2020

Hi ASGA friends, We’ve got an outstanding team for November. Call Guests: Lian Niu, managing member at Eitri Foundry  Christopher McCabe, Director of Operations, Eitri Foundry Vermont Dept of Agriculture’s Alex DePillis  Vermont’s Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen Eitri Foundry has developed projects in Vermont and nearby states. Vermont has a very carefully managed solar development process and would like to ensure more…

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Nittany 2: Penn State

Solar Power World Features Fuzz & Buzz, ASGA

By ASGA / October 16, 2020

Penn State’s 70-MW solar project portfolio is now producing power and supporting sheep grazing Penn State University has begun purchasing renewable electricity generated from three Lightsource bp solar farms that have completed construction in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The projects were initiated in 2019 upon the signing of a 70-MW PPA under which Penn State would purchase 100%…

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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 the first to replace power mowing with grazing sheep.Dan Charles/NPR Clean, abundant, solar power comes with a price. It requires lots of land, and in…

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ASGA Call 34: Cornell Solar Sheep, Pollinators & Carbon Research Update

By ASGA / October 13, 2020

Recorded webinar: CLICK HERE “Design and progress of an experiment to quantify the effect of sheep density on pollinators and soil carbon.”

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ASGA Call 34: Solar Grazing Research with Cornell’s Dr Niko Kochendoerfer

By ASGA / October 7, 2020

Hello Friends of ASGA, We are pleased to announce our October 7th call – grazing, soil carbon and pollinators. You’ll learn about a multiyear experiment at a 50+ acre Cascadilla Community Solar Farm at Cornell University with the project lead, Dr Nikola Kochendoerfer. With one full year into the project, we can learn about what…

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