Reducing Energy Usage

MSU studies have shown that, on average, agricultural operations can realize a 40% reduction in energy expenses over a 3.8 year payback period when recommended energy conservation practices are implemented.

Energy efficiency and conservation are integral to sustainable agriculture. Efficiency means increasing the work or yield per unit of energy while conservation means reducing total energy usage. Fuel and electricity use on farms is just as important to sustainability and energy savings as is the use of soil and water to grow crops. Improved efficiency should be the option of first choice for Michigan farms.