Farm Energy Working Group

Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy practices to meet the needs of Iowa's small to mid-sized farm operations

One Stop Shop

The following provides information and resources to assist small to mid-sized farming operations identify potential energy reductionon their farms. You'll find information on how other farmers have used energy efficiency and alternative enregy practices on their farms.  Farmers will also find ideas for funding, utility rebates, energy audit companies and much more.

Click on the topics below to get to the resource page.

Webinars sponsored by the Farm Energy Working Group

Farm Grants/Loans

Programs to help farmers increase energy efficiency/renewable energy: Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), EQIP, On-Farm Energy Initiative, Farm Service Agency Storage Facility Loan program, Iowa Energy Center loan program, and more.

Farm Energy Audits
Links to list of utilities, businesses, and individuals who provide farm energy audits.

Utility Rebates

Links to Iowa utilities that provide rebates for items like farm lighting, heating/cooling, motors, energy efficient equipment, renewable energy.

Tax Incentives
Links to information on state and federal tax incentives and tax credits.
Success StoriesHear from Iowa farmers using energy efficiency & renewable energy on their farms.