Iowa State University Extension recently launched a new Web site, Farm Energy Initiative, at http://farmenergy.exnet.iastate.edu.The resources there can help farmers improve energy efficiency at their operations, as well as improve profitability in a rapidly changing energy environment.
The user-friendly site includes access to publications on topics such as tracking farm energy use and ballasting a tractor for peak fuel efficiency. In addition, there are slide presentations that supplement some publications, as well as a section carrying the latest news.
The Extension received a grant from the Iowa Energy Center to carry out the initiative. Among the other partners in the effort are the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, Central Iowa Power Cooperative, Consumers Energy, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the USDA.