Extension News

2009 Wind Energy Conference March 20 in Fairfield

2/20/2009

FAIRFIELD, Iowa -- In 2008, Iowa surpassed California to become the nation’s second largest in wind power generating capacity. At a time when renewable energy, sustainability and alternative forms of energy are in the spotlight, Iowa State University Extension presents the 2009 Wind Energy Conference on Friday, March 20 at the Fairfield Fine Arts and Convention Center in Fairfield, Iowa. Farmers, landowners, businesses, schools and homeowners interested in learning more about wind power are invited to take part from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day will include various exhibits, breakout sessions and panelists discussing the wind resources available in Iowa, the opportunities and threats related to the industry, and perspectives from current turbine owners and operators. The afternoon sessions will be broken into two tracks, one focusing on wind farms and the other on wind turbines for individuals, businesses or schools.   

Sponsors include Iowa State University Extension, Iowa Energy Center, Henry County Farm Bureau, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, and Pathfinders RC&D. 

To register for the 2009 Wind Energy Conference, contact the Jefferson County Extension office at (641) 472-4166. The cost is $20 per person and will be limited to the first 200 registrants.  For registration materials, please visit www.extension.iastate.edu/jefferson or call (641) 472-4166.

Exhibitor booth space is available for interested businesses or organizations.  For more details, contact the Jefferson County Extension office. 

Iowa State University Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve quality of life in Iowa.

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Contacts :

Neric Smith, County Extension Director, (641) 472-4166, ndsmith@iastate.edu

Amber Bisinger, Extension Communications and External Relations, (319)377-9839, bisinger@iastate.edu

Willy Klein, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0662, wklein@iastate.edu