On behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy, you are invited to a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workshop in Kearney on Friday, April 23 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The workshop is scheduled from 9:00 a.m.until noon.

Also, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., a workshop has been scheduled to specifically discuss energy grant funds available under title nine from the USDA. This is the second year that these funds will be available and applications.

Representatives from both the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be presenters at both the morning and afternoon sessions.

The latest information on the funds available, submission process and the closing deadlines can be found at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd/farmbill/9006resources.html

Information about grants awarded last year can be found at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd/newsroom/2003/9006awardees.html

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workshop

When: April 23, 2004, 9:00 a.m.12:00 noon

Where:  Buffalo Co. Fairgrounds
Nebraska Extension
Center Building
1400 East 34th St. Kearney, Nebraska

Sponsored by:

  • Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Nebraska Energy Office
  • Nebraska Value Added Advisory Partnership
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1.)    Information from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the latest in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency technology.

2.)    Actual on-site exhibits and models of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency equipment, products, and technology.  Visit with Renewable Energy Lab personnel on how you can use this technology in your business or farm.  Information and/or exhibits on wind energy, photovoltaic systems, methane digester systems, other biomass/biogas systems, and many other products and technologies for both renewable and energy efficiency projects.

3.)    Information from USDA Rural Development and the Nebraska Energy Office about grants, loans, and other assistance available for Energy Projects.

4.)    Hear from Congressman Tom Osborne (invited) or his staff on energy policy and the importance of renewable energy and energy efficiency development in Nebraska!


9:00 A.M.    Introduction and National Renewable Energy Lab Presentation
                      Renewable energy technologies for businesses, farm, & ranch

11:00 A.M.  Grant Assistance/ Funding Opportunities Information

11:30 A.M.  Congressman Tom Osborne (invited)

Note: The exhibits and personnel will remain available throughout the noon hour
for participants to learn more about the technologies and grant funding available for projects.    

Who Should Attend:
Businesses, Farmers, Ranchers, Utility personnel, Community representatives, Economic Developers, Chambers, anyone interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency technology and projects!

No Pre-Registration – COME AND JOIN US!  This is a great opportunity to visit with our National Renewable Energy Lab staff and to learn about funding opportunities for doing your own renewable energy or energy efficiency project. 

For more information, call USDA Rural Development at 402-223-3125.  This workshop is conducted in cooperation with the Nebraska Value Added Advisory Partnership value-added workshop being held on April 22.  Attendees at that seminar are urged and invited to stay over for this valuable energy workshop.

don't miss this opportunity

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