Farmers Union's Renewable Energy Tour to stop in Morris
ST. PAUL (June 15, 2011) – National Farmers Union (NFU) is having a Renewable Energy Tour with a stop in Morris on Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Morris, in room 109, the “Cow Palace,” classroom of the Imholte Building.
“This is a great opportunity for Minnesota to showcase all it has to offer in renewable energy,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “It will give people a chance to tell their renewable energy story, as well as learn from others. It is an important event and one that will be informative to everyone who attends.”
The tour will provide information to farmers and policymakers on the benefits of renewable energy, its role in rural economic growth and the opportunity for an extra revenue stream for farmers. The tour will allow for firsthand dialogue with a German farmer and renewable energy expert, and guest speakers will include an energy specialist from National Farmers Union and officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Minnesota, and area businesses.
“This is an educational opportunity for family farmers and ranchers, a chance to see what others like them are doing to take advantage of this increased demand for renewable energy,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Not only do renewable energy projects provide farmers and ranchers with an additional source of income, but they also help diminish America’s dependence on foreign oil while helping improve the environment.”
There is no cost to attend this event and lunch will be provided. For additional information, call the MFU office at 651.639.1223; please RSVP at this number as well.