Help is available for you to reduce your energy costs for both your farm and farm residence in the form of:
Over $1 million is available for Missouri livestock farms—call the MAESTRO team today to find out how you can save! 1.800.732.1399
MAESTRO has two main goals: to conserve energy and stimulate the economy.
The MAESTRO program offers qualifying livestock operations:
Funding for this agricultural energy efficient retrofit program is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
“Inside this report I have identified several opportunities for you to reduce your energy bills by installing energy-efficient equipment and making other operational changes.
…These energy improvements may also be eligible for federal, state and local tax credits, and grants and loans through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), if you choose to implement the measures recommended in this report.”
This report provides a plan to increase the facility’s energy efficiency by evaluating various aspects of building construction, heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting and other electric uses. An average electricity cost of $.136 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and an average propane cost of $1.407 per gallon were used based on the facility’s 2008-09 utility and fuel bills. Dollar value of energy saving will vary depending on your utility rates.