This area of the NRCS New York Technical Resources web site provides information on topics such as alternative energy sources, increasing energy efficiency, energy conservation, and reducing the cost of energy used on the farm.
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For information regarding USDA-NRCS assistance related to on-farm energy use and conservation, please visit the Energy Initiative Web page.
Conservation Practices Focused on Reducing Energy Use
NRCS promotes conservation practices which can help agricultural producers install energy saving measures that result in lower costs and improved safety for farm workers and livestock. Visit our Conservation Practices for New York web pages for more information on these practices and others.
Combustion System Improvement (372)
Building Envelope Improvement (672)
Lighting System Improvement (670)
Save Energy Tool
Discover What Farm Energy Efficiency Can Do For You
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, supported by the USDA-NRCS, is launching the SaveEnergy tool, a one-stop online resource designed to showcase the benefits of an on-farm energy audit while simplifying the process. The SaveEnergy tool is part of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment, an effort established by dairy producers to reduce environmental impact and create business value across the supply chain.
The SaveEnergy Web site includes an interactive map that instantly connects users to audit-related programs in their state.
Energy Consumption Awareness Tools
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has developed four Energy Tools designed to increase energy awareness in agriculture and to help farmers and ranchers identify where they can reduce their energy costs. Energy tools are available for:
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
Farm Energy Alternatives
Small Farms Program