Farm Renewable and Efficiency Demonstration

Here is some general info on the grant program I just mentioned to you and a link for directing eligible people to the application.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Energy has just announced funding availability for our new program Farm Renewable and Efficiency Demonstration (FRED).  FRED provides free energy evaluations to Florida farmers. Farmer’s who complete an audit through the FRED program are eligible for reimbursement of up to 80 percent of the cost to implement the recommendations, up to $25,000 from the free energy evaluation.  Examples of eligible project for reimbursement include energy efficient lighting and water pumps, fuel efficient tractors and generators, and small scale renewable energy generation such as solar or biomass. Funding is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would distribute this application to farmers who you think could benefit from the program it would be greatly appreciated.  The application can be found at