The best ways to save energy on your farm
Farming is an energy-intensive enterprise. Whether you operate a farm or process foods, take advantage of our services and offers for agricultural businesses. Boost production, quality, and cash flow with these energy-saving tips.
Low- or no-cost tips
Dim or turn off interior lights when daylight allows, and illuminate only work areas (not the entire building)
Keep light fixtures clean to maximize light levels and avoid using extra lighting
Install energy-efficient lighting to boost production, improve safety, and save money
In closed buildings, seal windows with caulking and weather-stripping
Minimize water heating costs by properly sizing your water heater, and choose an energy-efficient model when replacing
Save as much as 50% on water heating costs by using a heat recovery system
Extend your barn’s life with better ventilation, and when you upgrade fans, choose energy-efficient models
Lower bacteria count and save up to 50% on milk cooling costs by precooling milk with plate coolers (also called well water heat exchangers)
Extend equipment life and save energy with variable speed drives (VSDs) on vacuum and milk transfer pumps
Secure low-interest, zero-down, flexible financing to pay for qualifying energy-efficient upgrades to your farm or ag operation. We provide a cash-flow analysis that helps your bank structure a loan to meet your goals. Depending on your loan terms, the monthly energy savings may even exceed your loan payment—so cash flow improves right from Day One.