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Agrivoltaics: Growing Crops Under and Around Solar Arrays


Thursday, December 07, 2023
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. EST


DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

All farmers who are interested in growing crops in solar projects are strongly encouraged to register for the Great Lakes Expo and attend this session; information to be shared can be extrapolated to other cropping systems. Topics covered by expert speakers below:

  • Utilizing Land For More Than Harvesting Solar Energy
    • Charles Gould, Michigan State University Extension
  • Grower Experience: Specialty Crop Production Under And Around Solar Arrays
    • Joe Czajkowski, Lakeside Organic of Hadley LLC and Joe Czajkowski Farm LLC
    • Jake Marley, Hyperion Systems, LLC
  • On-Farm Power Production And Use Increases Farm Profitability
    • Jon LaPorte, Michigan State University Extension
  • Funding Your On-Farm Solar Project
    • Rick VanderBeek, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development


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