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.
…You may 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.”
The dairy facility at Sample Dairy is approximately 30 years old and was equipped with some energy efficient technologies at the time of our visit. This report focuses on the remaining opportunities at Sample Dairy for the installation of energy efficient equipment and has identified the potential for approximately $9,822 in annual energy cost savings, if all the of the recommended equipment is installed. This represents about 30% of the baseline energy costs of $33,249. Dollar value of energy saving will vary depending on your utility rates.