Pennsylvania Farm Energy Audits Program—Cost-Share Funds Available
Posted: February 6, 2012
An audit consists of a careful analysis of energy use on a farm, combined with scientific analysis of possible ways to reduce energy use in a cost effective manner. The energy audit will include an easy-to-understand report that lists recommended ways to improve energy efficiency on the farm, plus information on possible funding for installing energy efficient equipment. Assistance will be available to help farmers understand their options on how to upgrade their farm’s energy performance. An energy audit is a required first step for many funding programs.
Pennsylvania Farm Energy Audits Program funds are limited to commercial farms (including greenhouses) that are in a rural area in Pennsylvania. An application and additional information are available online at: http://extension.psu.edu/energy/farmers-landowners. Click on “PA Farm Energy Audits Program.” Applications are also available through your county extension office. For additional information, contact Daniel Ciolkosz at 814-863-3484 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or George Hurd at 717-263-9226, ext.2225 or by email at email@example.com.
The Pennsylvania Farm Energy Audit Program is a partnership between USDA Rural Development, Capital Resource Conservation and Development Council, Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn State Extension.