ALBION, N.Y. — Please join us for a morning of presentations and tours at the Van Lieshout Dairy Farm in Albion, NY, as we highlight energy efficiency upgrades and resources available to NY Farmers.
By participating in NYSERDA’s Agriculture Energy Audit Program, the Van Lieshout Dairy Farm received a no-cost energy audit. Equipped with the results of the energy audit, the Van Lieshout Dairy farm worked with National Grid to install robotic milking equipment and other energy efficient equipment.
National Grid’s Energy Efficiency and Economic Development programs provided approximately $90,000.00 of funds to the project. By purchasing highly efficient products, the Van Lieshout’s will save an estimated 311,000 kWh per year, which equates to approximately $31,000.00 per year in electrical costs.
Hear directly from the Cindy Van Lieshout about her family’s experience with various programs and services they used to help the farm become energy efficient and sustainable. The Van Lieshout Dairy Farm, a third-generation family owned and run operation, has been in business since 1978. Investing in energy efficiency and making these upgrades will better position Cindy’s son, Garrett to manage the business in the future as the current generation prepares to retire in a few years.
The Van Lieshout’s completed a Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summary on an annual basis to assess their business and plan for a sustainable future. For this project, they used Pro-Dairy’s Dairy Acceleration Program, now known as the Dairy Advancement Program, funded through New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to cost share their facility engineering.
Representatives from NSYERDA, National Grid, and Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the newly installed equipment. Light Refreshments will be provided.
When: Friday, October 25th, 10 am-noon
Location: Van Lieshout’s Dairy Farm, 4775 Oak Orchard Road, Albion, NY
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