ACEEE forum on energy efficiency in agriculture scheduled for November 14-16

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is holding a forum on energy efficiency in agriculture in cooperation with the Iowa Energy Center, Iowa State University, and Iowa State University Extension on Monday, November 14 through Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa. The forum will focus on advancing programs and policies that can help the agricultural community realize the benefits of a more efficient use of energy in agricultural operations.

The ACEEE forum on energy efficiency in agriculture also will focus on issues related to increasing the sustainability of the agriculture sector, with an emphasis on improving energy efficiency. The conference will highlight energy efficiency technologies, policies, and actions that can contribute to increase viability and sustainability of farms, ranches, and the rural business community.

Objectives of the 2005 agriculture forum

The forum will offer general panels and interactive session topics such as:

  • Agricultural data needs, gaps, and problems
  • Non-energy benefits of energy efficiency
  • Lessons learned from past and present agricultural energy efficiency programs
  • How to increase the presence of energy-efficient technologies osmall farms, ranches, and rural small businesses
  • Stimulating additional research otechnologies, products, social aspects, and policies required to achieve agriculture energy efficiency

The cost for registratiois $185 by October 14 and $235 after October 14. The conference registratioform and preliminary schedule may be downloaded online.

This article originally appeared on page 208 of the IC-494(24) -- October 10, 2005 issue.

Updated 10/14/2005 - 10:18am