Tag Archive: Energy

Maximize Your Farm’s Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations and FDACS Cost-Share Program

A producer in the Suwanee Valley took advantage of cost share funds to switch from using a diesel irrigation pump (left) to an electric pump (right). Photo source: FDACS Office of Energy The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy is currently offering free energy evaluations, along with cost-share funds to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/12/maximize-your-farms-energy-efficiency-with-free-evaluations-and-fdacs-cost-share-program/

USDA Energy Initiative Workshops

Invest in Efficiency with our Community & Economic Development Team — Business & Energy Programs USDA Rural Development will be hosting two informational workshops in November to explain the Agency’s programs available under its Northwest Florida Regional Energy Initiative. The Initiative is being designed to provide technical and financial assistance to small businesses and agricultural …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/31/usda-energy-initiative-workshops/

Cattle Rations Short on Energy this Winter

2013 was certainly a rough year for hay production in the Southeast; first it was too dry to produce enough hay to cut, then too wet to make a quality cutting of hay.  As a result, most ranchers harvested over mature, low quality hay at the end of the growing season.  Poor quality hay causes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/07/cattle-rations-short-on-energy-this-winter/

UF/IFAS Leon County Extension is Among First Three Commercial “Zero Net Energy” Buildings in Florida!

The old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” does not always apply. During a recent national webinar, research staff at the New Buildings Institute (NBI) headquartered in Vancouver, Washington profiled the University of Florida IFAS Leon County Extension building as a case study. This project proves that older office buildings can be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/18/ufifas-leon-county-extension-is-among-first-three-commercial-zero-net-energy-buildings-in-florida/

Energy Efficient Homes: Air Conditioning

Photo by Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director Welcome to the Florida summer!!! Feeling the heat?  No pool to cool off in?  Running your air conditioner and then feeling blue when the bill arrives?  Let’s review some basics in energy-efficient use of your air conditioner.  Perhaps you and your family could make some small changes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/27/energy-efficient-homes-air-conditioning/

Shade Trees Reduce Energy Use

Rob Trawick County Agent – Horticulture Jackson County rob.trawick@ufl.edu The heat is on, and we can expect daytime highs around 90 or above and nighttime lows in the 70s from now until September. As the days get longer and the sunlight grows more intense, our home air conditioning systems work harder and harder to keep …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/16/shade-trees-reduce-energy-use/