USDA Energy Grant Meeting

Here's an educational meeting for those who want to find out more about the USDA renewable energy and energy efficiency loans and grants. The meeting will be held at the Extension office and it is being conducted by Stephen Gran of the Agriculture Economic Development Department. The press release is below.

March 1, 2011
For more information, contact:
Stephen Gran, Agriculture Industry Development Manager
Economic Development Department
Telephone: (813) 272-5506

County Teaming with USDA to Teach Local Farmers and Rural
Businesses How to Fund “Green” Energy Projects

What: USDA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program Workshop for Local
Farmers, Ranchers and Rural Businesses
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Hillsborough County Extension Office Auditorium, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner


Hillsborough County’s Agriculture Industry Development Program and Extension Service are
partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office to provide a
workshop on government programs available to assist farmers, ranchers and rural businesses
with renewable energy projects and energy efficiency improvements.
This workshop will help participants learn more about the programs available through the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office.
Specific topics will include:
· Renewable Energy Program – Provides guaranteed loans and grants to help agricultural
producers and rural small businesses purchase and install renewable energy systems and
make energy efficiency improvements.
· Biomass Research & Development Initiative – Provides financial assistance for research
and development of biomass based products, bioenergy, biofuels and related processes.
This workshop is FREE, but seating is limited. Please register by calling Alayna Shiver in the
Hillsborough County Economic Development Department at (813) 272-5909.
For more information, contact Stephen Gran, Hillsborough County Agriculture Industry
Development Manager, Economic Development Department, at (813) 272-5506.

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