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Northeast Farm Energy IQ CURRICULUM

Farm Energy Updated: March 18, 2016

 These training resources are freely available under the following terms: for educational purposes, non-commercial, no derivatives .  When using, please...

Biodiesel and Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO)

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This module covers the production and use of Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) and Biodiesel on farms in the Northeast. Topics include differentiating SVO from...

Bioenergy Feedstock Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This Feedstock Production module covers some of the production tactics and economic considerations associated with some of the common crop based biofuel...

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This Biogas module provides reasonable expectations for investing in on-farm bio-digesters to convert animal waste to process heat and/or electricity. Learn...

Manufacturing Wood and Grass Pellets

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This module covers the fundamentals of manufacturing biomass pellets on the farm, to be used as a renewable fuel.  Procedures, equipment, and economics are...

Solar Electric and Solar Thermal

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This solar electricity and solar thermal module provides a basic understanding and how to calculate a simple payback term for the installation of different...

Wind Power On Farms

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 Is wind energy a viable option for your home or business to lower reliance on the grid supplied electricity?  In this module, learn how to gauge your the...

Energy Efficiency in Field Crop Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency in Field Crop Production examines four major areas where analysis and management of energy inputs in field crop...

Greenhouse Energy Efficiency

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Greenhouse Energy Efficiency reviews the heat loss calculations needed to determine the (maximum) capacity of a greenhouse heating...

Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms the fundamentals of energy systems.  Topics include basic thermodynamics, heat transfer,...

Farm Energy Efficiency Principles

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Farm Energy Efficiency Principles covers the fundamentals of energy systems.  Topics include basic thermodynamics, heat transfer,...

Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency covers....Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists...

Farm Energy Audits

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Farm Energy Audits addresses energy audits and energy management plans on farms.    Topics include discussion of the purposes of...

Energy Efficiency for Tree Fruit Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency for Fruit Production covers energy use in orchards and opportunities for saving energy during irrigation,...

Modifying Energy Buying Habits On The Farm

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 With the understanding of deregulated energy markets and having an option to buy energy at less expensive times of the day, how can you change your habits...

Buying Energy in a Time Differentiated Market

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 If you're into the latest technologies, this curriculum module on Buying Energy in a Time Differentiated Market is for you. Find out what all the talk about...

Energy Buying Options in Deregulated Markets

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This curriculum module on Energy Buying Options in Deregulated Markets covers the opportunities to shop for traditionally regulated energy commodities to...

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