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Extension, Farm Bureau will host Agricultural Energy Program March 4

Registration is needed by March 1

PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension — Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit and the Bureau County Farm Bureau will host an Agricultural Energy Program at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Bureau County Extension Office, 850 Thompson St. in Princeton.

The focus of the program is introducing wind and solar energy into a rural environment.

Topics of discussion will be types of solar farms and applications; types of wind turbines and applications; overview of the renewable energy projects for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; economic benefits; legal aspects and landowner rights.

The presenters for the evening will be Jay Solomon, University of Illinois Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship educator; Garrett Thalgott, an attorney with the Illinois Farm Bureau; Mohamed Attalla, executive director of Facilities & Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Keith Bolin, project developer, Geronimo Energy; and Andy Seay, Solarize Outreach coordinator, StraightUp Solar.

Advance registration is required by Friday, March 1, by calling the Bureau County Extension Office at 815-875-2878. There is no cost to attend. If a person needs a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering.

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