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A Few Spaces Still Open for Producers to Register for Free Renewable Energy Event in Knoxville, Tennessee

Posted by Harry Baumes, Acting Director, USDA Office of Energy Policy and New Uses. in Rural
Nov 03, 2010

Space is filling up, but there are still a few openings available for landowners, farmers, producers, ranchers, and foresters who plan to attend the Renewable Energy Biomass Education Field Days event in Knoxville, Tennessee, from November 16-18.  There is no registration fee and a limited number of travel scholarships are available. This event is designed as an education Field Day—a hands-on opportunity for producers to gain practical, science-based information about implementing biomass-based renewable energy technologies and  making decisions about implementing renewable energy technologies in their respective operations.

Representatives from five USDA agencies, including Rural Development, the Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Forest Service, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will participate.  There will be plenty of opportunities to meet with experts and ask probing questions regarding all aspects of renewable energy biomass. In addition, the program includes a tour of and a case study of the DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, which is located nearby.

This event, sponsored by the Farm Foundation, is the first of a planned series of regional events and is targeted to the 12-state southeast region. This event is free but space is limited, so participants must register.  For more information and to find out about producer travel scholarships, contact the Farm Foundation at 630-571-9393 or go to its website  We look forward to meeting you in Knoxville.

Category/Topic: Rural