Farmers saving with solar energy


Across Iowa, farmers and rural residents are taking advantage of alternative and renewable energy sources for their operations to reduce utility costs. For many, solar power is a great option.

Scott Henry of LongView Farms in Nevada wanted to find a way to reduce his utility bills over time and continue to work towards more sustainable operations.

“The ability to accomplish both with a solar array made the project very intriguing,” he said. “We feel strongly that projects like this are a great combination to the other environmental benefits of livestock production. Being able to use a natural source of energy like sunlight to power our facilities is very similar to using...

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